Header photo: Torvill and Dean by photographer richard benn

Capturing movement on camera can take time to master, but it's well worth it. 

Some of the techniques involved for motion photography include:

  • Freeze Action - photographing a single movement (freezing an action) with a faster shutter speed
  • Motion Blur - using a slower shutter speed to use motion blur (giving either the perception of movement or maximising the effect of a genuine movement)
  • Capturing Multiple Movements - using long exposure or multiple exposures

For more information about these techniques check out Canon's excellent piece Motion photography: how to capture movement in your images.

Below are some beautiful examples of PurplePort members who have fabulously captured movement and motion in their images. We hope their work inspires you to have a go at creating these kinds of images yourself! 

#1


Jump by photographer Nebouxii


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Portal by photographer Ben Lockett


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Movement 1 by photographer GordonF


#4


Pink Smoke - 2 by model HamishWJScott


#5


Flour Dance by photographer Wavepower


#6


Image by photographer DavidGB


#7


Need a brighter jumper by model Geraldine Bell


#8


Morning storms by photographer Andrew Homer


#9


Shaded With Deepest Purple by photographer strussler


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Jump to be happy by photographer Martinkk


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Dancing in my shadow by model Ayla


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Image by photographer Maria.Mirage.Photography


#13


Umbrella of Fire! by photographer DigiSnapper


#14


Wuthering Heights by photographer Roger More


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Aneta by photographer soul_trapper


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Blurred Dance by photographer Wavepower


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Dancer by photographer richard benn


#18


Dancing at the Scrap Yard - 1 by model HamishWJScott


#19


Until you step into the unknown, you don't know what you're made of by model Ayla


#20


#Defiance (LensGirl “In The Face Of Adversity” Edit) by model DannyBoy1


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The Rehearsal Room by model Pro Ballerina Jade


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Image by photographer Ady


#23


"Flying angels"....... by photographer trebor images


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Airborne by model Pro Ballerina Jade


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Taken On Film - Medium Format by photographer The Photographer Brian Harris


#26


Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... by model Pro Ballerina Jade


#27


Freeing my inner emotions by model Elesha Eden


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Stepping Out With Flair by photographer Wavepower


#29


Life is nothing but a flowing movement by model Ayla


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Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee by model Pro Ballerina Jade


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Daredevil by model Ayla


#32


Erica Mulkern by photographer Simon Walker Photo


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Image by photographer James Bessant Photography


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Image by photographer James Bessant Photography


#35


The Dancer by photographer Rob Howarth


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Coigach. by model Silk


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Flour Duo by photographer Wavepower


#38


Respect the Sea by photographer Kelvin Brain - Mill-Lodge Brecon Beacons


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Image by photographer DavidGB


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Image by photographer mikedphotography


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Journey through Tower Bridge by photographer Richee


#42


London Grammar - Hell to the Liars by photographer ꓘ O ⅃ O U Я - R Ξ M I X D


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Dance Motion by photographer derwoodphotography


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The Pull by model Tillie Feather


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Torvill and Dean by photographer richard benn


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Woman Power by model Geraldine Bell


#47


"Dance is the hidden language of the soul"..... by photographer trebor images


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Quarrel by model HamishWJScott


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Flying Flash by photographer Brian Garrard


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