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If you’ve ever taken public transportation, this image should feel familiar. I wanted my photograph to convey exactly what it feels like when a large bus speeds by you on the way to its next stop. The image had to have enough motion blur to scream speed but still be recognizable. It was late in the evening, so available light was definitely an issue. I picked a location that had static images in the background—the buildings—since this helps in creating perspective. Creative motion shots are not always straightforward, and often it takes several test shots to get it right. The benefit to shooting vehicles is that you get several chances to get it right. So if you’re new to capturing motion, try to pick scenarios...


Cover of Nikon D7000: From Snapshots to Great Shots


This book has great examples of photos with the settings used to create the photo.