The ART of Motion

I love living an active life! Mountaineering, running, mountain biking and everyday life are interesting to me. The enjoyment comes from living and doing rather than just sitting back and watching.

I try to convey the ART of Motion in many of my photographs. Some of these have become good sellers of stock. To me they are much more fun to create than just shooting static images.

Here are a few of my images that convey the ART of Motion:

Girl Alone by Campfire While Camping

Running a Race in Motion

Little Girl Playing at Park

Little Girl Playing at Park

Young Woman Mountain Biking

Young Woman Mountain Biking

In a sea of static photos or isolated items, images that illustrate the ART of motion stand out. They seem to command a closer look and invite the viewer to "feel" the action rather than just look at it.

Photography is itself a medium of capturing still moments. Traditionally this means stopping all motion. Such images, especially of fast moving objects, can be fascinating because they show us what we cannot see with our natural eye. When images that capture the ART of Motion are included, the subject is vastly more interesting.

So the next time you are shooting any type of movement or action, shoot your normal photos and then give capturing the ART of Motion a try. Like me, you may be surprised and happy with the result. Good luck and I hope to see you shooting out there!

Photo credits: Lane Erickson.

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December 11, 2014


Thank you so much for sharing :)

October 01, 2014


Thank you everyone for your kind comments!

October 01, 2014


Great images, congratulations.

September 30, 2014


congratulations.Thanks for sharing.

September 27, 2014


Nice blog and beautiful images! I like very much "The little girl playng at park", congratulations!

September 27, 2014


You are right ! They have another virtue............ small degree of blurring can make the subject ( person ) anonymous. David

September 27, 2014


Excellent images and article. Thanks for sharing.

September 26, 2014


Great article. And really nice photos, Lane.

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