Frozen and Blurred Motion

This was my first time capturing blurred and frozen motion, and it was harder than I expected. After a few days trying, I finally got a bit better with some help from my model roommates. I’m grateful for the Tv setting, as I have yet to learn the perfect balance in shutter speed and aperture. I enjoyed experimenting and even tried light blur, but it didn’t turn out that great. I wasn’t able to get a tripod so I substituted with whatever solid object was around, and it worked for now. mckenzielyman_milkpour mckenzielyman_spinningball mckenzielyman_jump mckenzielyman_wheat

  1. Milk pour – 09/29/15, 1 pm, Mountain Lofts – 28 mm – f/9 – 1 sec – Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT, countertop
  2. Spinning ball – 09/29/15, 2 pm, Mountain Lofts – 28 mm – f/18 – 1 sec – Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT, stairway
  3. Jump – 09/29/15, 12 pm, Mountain Lofts – 18 mm – f/3.5 – 1/1600 – Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  4. Wheat – 09/25/15, 11 am, BYUI Campus – 39 mm – f/4.5 – 1/2700 – Canon EOS REBEL T3i


Me at Kiwi Loco in Rexburg, ID

Hi! I’m McKenzie Lyman. I was born and raised in Texas but have found myself in Rexburg, Idaho at Brigham Young University – Idaho for my education. I love it here, but hate the cold!

I’m 21 years old and this is my 4th semester in Idaho. I got back 4 months ago from being a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Juiz de Fora, Brazil and miss it every day!

I’m excited to learn more about photography and improve my skills, which are pretty nonexistent. I am more familiar with editing and am looking forward to brushing up those skills as well. I don’t have much experience with photography, but I enjoy taking pictures when I have a camera on me!




My past photos happen to all be from Brazil because of the beauty I found there. All the edits I made we small, only adjusting tone, color, and contrast. They were all either taken in Itatiaia, Varginha, or Teresópolis. Here are my favorites!


I love flowers. These were in Itatiaia, RJ. They were everywhere! Edits: tone, color, contrast


Moss on a tree. Taken in Teresópolis, RJ. Edits: tone, color, contrast


I love the sun in this photo. Me and my companion were overlooking the city of Teresópolis. Believe it or not, this was winter. I loved it! I miss these mountains. Edits: tone, color, contrast


These cute potted succulents were in Varginha, MG. Edits: tone, color, contrast


Slippery stairs in Teresópolis, RJ. They led down to a house with a mean dog. Edits: tone, color, contrast


The best dessert ever! Açaí with Paçoquita. Taken in Varginha, MG. Edits: tone, color, contrast


Flowers of Teresópolis. Edits: tone, color, contrast


Abandoned house in Teresópolis, RJ. Edits: tone, color, contrast