There are times when you will want to freeze motion still, and other times you may want to exaggerate the effect of motion blur. Decisions about these matters address Apparent Subject Motion. This is controlled by the shutter speed. Faster shutter speeds stop action better than slower speeds. 1/500 second will stop most motion, while 1/15 second will blur even slow moving subjects.

Motion is best recorded when using a tripod as the blur of the moving subject contrasts with the static content which remains sharp and frozen in comparison.