Ever had a great shot in your view finder and have swarms of people walking across the scene. It can be very frustrating – especially on busy days. Lots of people in the foreground of your shot can be very distracting and take away from your final image

A technique you can try is to slow your shutter speed down and try and blur the passer-bys. Not only does this remove distracting figures from the scene (provided they are moving) it also can add quite pleasing blur effects and a dynamic quality to the image.

Of course you’ll need to have a steady hand if you drop your shutter speed down to 1/4 or 1/8 of a second – or a tripod or supporting surface.


Here are some examples I’ve collected over the year or so.