The Melody of Motion in Photography

August 15, 2016

     Showing motion and speed in images is a great way to enhance the art of photography.  Ernst Haas, one of the first highly acclaimed photographers to utilize this technique, expressed his thoughts on this art form in the following passage.

The basic idea was to liberate myself from this old concept and arrive at an image in which the spectator could view the beauty of the fourth dimension, which lies much more between moments than within a moment.
— Ernst Haas

     Haas not only changed color photography forever but also introduced the art world to the melody of motion in still photography.  Today, this form of photography is often referred to as panning, and, as a nature and wildlife photographer, I use it not only to express the mood, motion, and mindfulness of landscapes but also to reveal the emotional and exhilarating action of wildlife. 

Antelope Pronghorn by Brian Rivera Uncapher