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Camera Motion Creativity Without Photoshop


Forget Photoshop!  Today I used a fun technique originally learned shooting slide film – This was a long time ago so don’t ask my age!   The technique is rather simple and can yield some fun and creative results.  The basic process involves setting your camera to a slow shutter speed while panning  up or down to create a blurred effect.  Let’s take a look at a couple images.  In both cases my shutter was in the 1 second range allowing ample time for camera movement to create the blurred effect.  Feel free to contact me with questions and thanks again for all your support!

- Vince


- The above image was shot today with the following settings:

Nikon Full Frame DSLR, Nikkor 16-35mm F4 set to 35mm – F16 @1.6 seconds, ISO 200


- The image below was taken a few years ago with the following settings:

Nikon Full Frame DSLR, Sigma 150mm – F16 @ 1 second, ISO 200


- This image was taken with the following settings:

Nikon Crop Sensor DSLR, Nikkor 17-55mm set to 17mm – F22 @ .80 second, ISO 100


Photographing Fall Colors in Ohio


 - “Autumn Ohio”

Highbanks Metro Park, Ohio

In a few short weeks Autumn will descend on Ohio bringing with it cooler temps and a brilliant change to summer’s leaves of green!  I only wish this display would last longer than a few short weeks and perhaps more than once a year.  I’ll be traveling soon throughout Central Ohio and beyond to West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina desperately chasing color and light.  I never leave home without a few essential items in my camera bag -

  • Fully charged camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Wide range of lenses – I try to keep the number low but right now I currently prefer the Nikkor 16-35mm F4, 70-200mm F4, and Nikkor 60mm macro just to name a few.
  • Sturdy Tripod – I currently use a carbon fiber Feisol Tripod with an Acratech Ball Head – both light and durable!
  • Circular Polarizer Filter – If you don’t own one you’re missing out on something special.  I prefer the pristine optics of B+w and Hoya.
  • Rain gear, Muck boots and appropriate layers of merino wool.  Below average weather conditions usually yield above average images. –   Pretty weather and pretty things bore me!
  • F-Stop Camera Backpacks – Currently using the Kenti for compact short trips and the Tilopa BC for longer excursions.   Love the layout, durability and back support- Best camera bags on the planet!
  • Last but not least – A Creative Spirit willing to push the limits and explore nature’s hidden beauty.

Thanks so much for all your support!  I look forward to sharing more fall images soon!

- Vince



New Fall 2014 Photo Workshop


Learn the basics of finding fall color before peak color arrives.  Explore close-up and macro details with fall color at Inniswood Metro Gardens, one of Central Ohio’s premier locations for nature lovers and photographers alike!    You’ll learn what it takes to create compelling close-up and macro images with hands on personal instruction as well as what to look for when shooting landscape scenes.  This is a great setting that will enable you to take the theory of photography and practice in a real world situation while receiving professional feedback and guidance.


Cost: $39

Limit: 5 people

Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 South Hempstead Road
Westerville, OH 43081


Requirements: Digital SLR Camera and tripod.   A basic understanding of manual camera functions to include, aperture, shutter speed, iso, and white balance.  You’ll also want to bring weather appropriate attire (rain gear) and a positive desire to learn.

Please register by phone at 614-378-9511 or via the online cart below:

Date: September 27th, 2014 – FULL

Date:  October 11th, 2014  - Registration Link


Questions – Please contact Vince  - 614-378-9511 or vincenobel