How to Create Motion Blur
Inside the Moment Pro Camera App
Motion blur is an exciting visual depiction of movement within a photograph. Capture stunning results of a lady on a surfboard, a man on a bike, a dog on a leash, or a lizard on a skateboard with buttery blur behind your subject. And yes, you can easily capture such effects on a phone.
The Moment Pro Camera App provides advanced features to mimic a DSLR in the palm of your hand. One of the most beloved tools is the shutter speed adjustment for any and all motion blur tactics — a resource responsible for changing the brightness of your photos and creating exciting, dramatic effects with movement. Understanding the basic fundamentals of shutter speed is crucial for any beginner photographer, especially for the topic we chose to discuss in this article.
However, in addition to manually controlling shutter speed to create motion blur, we’ve added a brand new feature: “Slow Shutter”. What is slow shutter? It’s how you add the illusion of motion to your photography. Set your tripod, open the shutter, and stop when you have the shot. The end result is a new kind of Live Photo, that you can review on your phone and then export as a beautiful photo or short video. You can manually change the setting to “Slow Shutter” in the right hand corner of the app.
Like everything we do with Pro Camera, we give you the manual control to pick your type of blur and then select how long you expose the shot. We have two kinds of image blur.
- Motion blur adds a smooth motion blur affect, it can be used to emphasize the path of moving subjects or to smooth running water.
- Light trails on the other hand draws streams of light coming from moving subjects in the scene; it can be used to capture trails of cars on a night highway or the chaotic path of exploding fireworks.
When you’re done, we save your images to your camera library as a Live Photo. Press and hold to see what you shot or export it in the final format you want.