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Using a Fan to Shoot Portraits with Movement and Blur

May 13, 2020

By Jacqueline Tobin

© Braden Young

Getting back to shooting portraits more intimately will be nice, won’t it? This shot was taken a while back by Braden Young, a wedding photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He took to the studio with a good friend, lifestyle influencer Zoe Lazerson.

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“This whole shoot, I was playing with slow shutter speeds and focused on capturing movement and blur in my images,” Young says. “We had a fan set up just out of the frame to blow her hair and create that movement and blur that I was trying to achieve.”

(Shot on a Canon 5D Mark III and Sigma Art Series 50mm lens at f/1.4, 1/80 sec. and ISO 100.)

portrait of lifestyle influencer zoe lazerson using fan for movement and blur by braden young

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