School of Photography: Lesson Three

By Lars - 3 min read

Learn how to use blur to make your photos more dynamic.

Welcome to the EyeEm School of Photography! During this course, you’ll learn how to become a better photographer in just ten weeks. This is the third lesson in a series of ten.

How does it work?

The EyeEm School of Photography is a collaboration between EyeEm and the online education platform Creative Live. To participate, all you need is your phone or camera, an EyeEm Account, and our app. Don’t have it? Get it on the App Store or on Google Play.

  • After signing up, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to the newest lesson each week.
  • Watch the short video clip for each lesson
  • Try out what you learned in a specially-tailored EyeEm Mission: On iOS, head to the Missions tab in the EyeEm app to find out more. On Android, go to Notifications in the EyeEm app and select the School of Photography Mission
  • Photographers that complete all ten missions receive a special prize! Missed the other lessons? You can find them here.

    Lesson Three

    We’re shaking things up a little – this week’s lesson is about motion blur and how you can make deliberate use of it.

    Watch the full class over on CreativeLive

    Mission Three: Capturing Motion

    Blur may seem like a problem when taking photos, but it can help make them much more artistic if you use it deliberately. For this Mission, submit two photos that include intentional blur: A person running through the frame, a car driving by, or the city lights captured from the window of a fast train.

    Submit your photos by tagging them Capturing Motion. This Mission runs until Sunday, October 23, 2016.

    Here are some examples to get you started.

    Blurred motion of cars on street at night

    By Danil

    Scenic view of lake against sky at night

    By henry

    By Giovi G

    Light trails on road at night

    By Javan Ng

    Full frame shot of tree

    By Pal

    Young boy playing games on tablet


    Header image by @giiovi