45 Beautiful Motion Blur Photos

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Photos taken with a camera do not represent a single moment of time. Due to technological constraints these shots stand for some scene over a brief period of time. This time frame depends on the camera’s shutter speed. In motion blur, any object moving with respect to the camera will look blurred or smeared along the direction of relative motion.

Motion blur is frequently used to show a sense of speed. You can achieve this effect in a usual scene using slow shutter speeds. You may want to take a look at resources provided in the end of the article — they show how one can add the motion blur effect in photos.

This article presents 45 beautiful examples of motion blur in photography. This showcase isn’t supposed to be the ultimate and complete selection of motion blur images — it is supposed to provide you with some inspiration of what can be done with motion blur. All pictures are linked to the author’s pages. You may want to explore further works of the photographers we’ve featured below.

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The picture presented below is not motion blur, yet it somehow fits to the post. The picture is titled “Meaning of Life”43.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/10/35-fantastic-hdr-pictures/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/28/really-stunning-pictures-and-photos/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/07/14/let-there-be-light-light-paintings-and-sculptures/
  5. 5 http://flickr.com/photos/8745567@N04/2523413275/
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/expectationmaximization/2744096808/
  7. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/aloha_lavina/2681067385/
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/leecullivan/240389468/
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevacek/299323149/
  10. 10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrick-smith-photography/2750168833/
  11. 11 http://www.shareordie.in/best-photos-from-reuters/
  12. 12 http://www.flickr.com/photos/31454324@N00/470063165
  13. 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/magic_man/2132072683/
  14. 14 http://www.flickr.com/photos/giantginkgo/56484543/
  15. 15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamer7112/228511235/
  16. 16 http://flickr.com/photos/e01/2334039881/
  17. 17 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/2693120417/in/set-72057594051805385/
  18. 18 http://www.flickr.com/photos/arjunpurky/179834257/
  19. 19 http://www.flickr.com/photos/esthet/141748777/
  20. 20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tom26ger/2279694310/
  21. 21 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruvjet/406564625/
  22. 22 http://flickr.com/photos/jables80/2560749027/in/pool-longexposure
  23. 23 http://www.flickr.com/photos/17369383@N07/2382677405/
  24. 24 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonskinner/959766236/
  25. 25 http://www.flickr.com/photos/abudoma/2492682463/
  26. 26 http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinday/2473692778/
  27. 27 http://www.flickr.com/photos/8521777@N03/1802179279/in/pool-44055355@N00
  28. 28 http://www.flickr.com/photos/--stromberg--/2523121353/
  29. 29 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bumpkinbwoy/246014473/
  30. 30 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiovenni/73599269/
  31. 31 http://alexkatana.deviantart.com/art/wedding-2-91388155
  32. 32 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellingtondany/474444715/
  33. 33 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mkamp/2642246332/
  34. 34 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrullmi/282830820/
  35. 35 http://flickr.com/photos/26695058@N00/359114610/
  36. 36 http://www.flickr.com/photos/26695058@N00/1352169569/
  37. 37 http://flickr.com/photos/paralecitam/1478213058/in/set-72157600851446930/
  38. 38 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosendahl/2111805581/
  39. 39 http://flickr.com/photos/mace2000/504184289/in/photostream/
  40. 40 http://flickr.com/photos/maxblack/2516715092/in/set-72157605446996137/
  41. 41 http://www.flickr.com/photos/oskhan/2763161032/
  42. 42 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonskinner/2677224829/
  43. 43 http://www.flickr.com/photos/seangloster/2691808542/in/pool-96306333@N00
  44. 44 http://www.flickr.com/photos/seangloster/2691808542/in/pool-96306333@N00
  45. 45 http://www.emmettlollis.com/tutorials/photoshop/speeding-car-motion-effect.asp
  46. 46 http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/how-to-capture-motion-blur-in-photography/
  47. 47 http://www.picturecorrect.com/photoshoptips/motion_blur.htm
  48. 48 http://www.emmaalvarez.com/2008/01/top-best-55-photoshop-tutorials-for.html
  49. 49 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/10/adobe-photoshop-tutorials-best-of/
  50. 50 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/10/35-fantastic-hdr-pictures/
  51. 51 http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/how-to-capture-motion-blur-in-photography/
  52. 52 http://www.flickr.com/groups/glow/pool/
  53. 53 http://www.flickr.com/groups/blurred/
  54. 54 http://www.flickr.com/groups/motionblur/pool/
  55. 55 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
  56. 56 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/10/35-fantastic-hdr-pictures/
  57. 57 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/28/really-stunning-pictures-and-photos/
  58. 58 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/07/14/let-there-be-light-light-paintings-and-sculptures/

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Vailancio Rodrigues is a web ninja who bakes semantic muffins. Apart from that he is also interested in Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Photography and knows little bit of Physics due to his college education . He is from Goa - a beautiful tropical paradise in India.

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    OUTSTANDING, photography i love it;;;;;;;;

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    wow my eye blur or photo with blur ..
    heheehe :v

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    Extraordinary……………………………………………………………………………………………………

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