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Another method is to use shade. There is overall less light in shaded areas, allowing for slower shutter speeds. Heavily overcast days and immediately after sundown are two other times to take advantage of.
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Any time that you have bright light, such as typical outdoor daytime lighting, you will have trouble showing the motion in your photographs. You will need to find a way to reduce the light, such as with the methods mentioned above. The one exception to this is if the object that is moving is doing so very quickly. A fast car on the highway, for example.
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Anytime that the exposure is less than 1/15th of a second (and sometimes as quick as 1/30th of a second), you will want to use a tripod. Anytime that you are dealing with slow shutter speeds, you've got an increased risk for camera shake and blurry images. If you don't own a tripod, you will want to purchase one. Or, place the camera on a flat and sturdy surface and use the camera's self-timer.
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By showing motion in your images, you are increasing the drama and visual interest. You are capturing energy and conveying that to the viewer. It can be a powerful tool for the photographer.
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