1/4 second long exposure blurs the tram passing Little Bourke & Swanston Streets.

1/4 second exposure blurs the tram passing Little Bourke & Swanston Streets.

Image stabilisation on modern cameras can allow the photographer to be creative with long exposure, without the need for a cumbersome tri-pod to keep the camera still.  Even some new entry level cameras now come with five-axis stabilisation to counteract hand movement in every direction.

These photos were taken on the corner of Swanston and Little Bourke Streets, Melbourne, using an Olympus OMD E-M 10 Mk2 (hand held) with 1/4 second exposure to blur the passing tram (top) or pedestrians (below).  Just a few years ago these shots would have required a much more expensive DSLR camera and tri-pod.

The Olympus mirror-less camera is also much smaller and lighter than traditional DSLR cameras, ideal for the discrete street photography you often see here on Vic Pics.

Crowds on Swanston Street, Melbourne

Crowds on Swanston Street
Olympus OMD E-M 10 Mk2, 1/4 second exposure