Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental

Underground Ascent

Underground Ascent | Berlin | 2017

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Experimental” is the theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge from Word Press’ The Daily Post for this week. When I experiment with my Street Photography, I often use slow shutter speeds of 1/8 sec or less for creative motion blur effects. There is a lot of hit and miss with this technique. Crucial for an image that works is an interesting background in which to place the blurred objects, like this entry to a Berlin subway station.

This shot I took with my Olympus PEN-F and the mZuiko 12mm F/2 prime lens with a shutter speed of 1/3 second for intensive blur, an aperture of f/9 to have ample depth of field and ISO 1000. I took the shot handheld, another example how effective the image stabilization system of the PEN-F is.

Experimenting with slow shutter speeds is fun, it can be applied to moving persons, moving traffic or a combination of both. For some more of my experimental street photos continue after the jump…

Road to Berlin

From the Gallery 01

Portland Color Night Steet Photography


Subway Ghost



I hope you like my experimental take on the challenge and that you feel inspired to grab your camera, dial in a slow shutter speed and got out for some experimental street shooting. I welcome you to post links to your results in the comments section.

Have a great Thursday!


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  1. Marcus, nicely done.
    We have a new resident, Roxanne Bouche Overton who is doing a lot of blur photography. A visit to her website might be inspirational http://www.roxanneoverton.com
    Roxanne suggested an iPhone app called “Slow Shutter Cam”. It simulates motion blue, low light and light trail photography. I’m just beginning to experiment with it. I’m not sure if there is an an android version.

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