Sepia Tone and Motion Photography

By Matthew Bamberg / Nov 14, 2006

Five Hints to Create a Sepia-toned Photograph Filled with Motion

I always play with my camera. One of the things I like to do with it is move it in different directions when the shutter is open.

Here are some hints to do just that…

1. If an object, such as a horse and carriage are moving at night, set your camera to Tv mode and then set your shutter speed to 1/2 a second, more if you are daring.

2. Follow the object you are photographing as you shoot, kind of like how a seagull follows a boat. Your objective is to get the object clear among a moving background.

3. Take the photo in Raw format if at all possible so that you can get sepia from the Raw workflow in Photoshop CS 2.

You can do this with any object from your dog catching a frisbee to your baby crawling on the floor.

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About the author

Matthew Bamberg

Matthew Bamberg has provided photographs and written articles for various Southern California newspapers and magazines, including The Desert Sun and The Press-Enterprise. More recently, Matt has been teaching at UC Riverside while also authoring several books like the Quick and Easy Secrets book series (Cengage), Killer Photos with Your iPhone (with Kris Krug and Greg Ketchum, Cengage), the 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco (Cengage) and Digital Art Photography For Dummies (Wiley).