Day 248 – Zoom Blur Effect


I read an article on “How to Take Photos with the Zoom Blur Effect“.  The photo above is my attempt at using this effect.  It’s relatively simple, you use a zoom lens and a long shutter speed, I used 1 second.  Then you press the shutter and zoom either in or out while the shutter is open, working hard to hold the camera steady as you zoom.  I am anxious to try this technique on some other subjects.  This one is just a shot of our breakfast nook area.  There are some nice examples in Darren Rowses’ article.  This is just one more technique to help us be more creative while we are out taking photos.

Day 104 – Half Moon

Have you ever had one of those nights where you just can’t sleep anymore? That was me last night. I either went to sleep too early or maybe it was the 2 cups of coffee before I went to sleep that did it. I hit the sack at about 9:30, which is early for me, I’m usually an 11:00 bed time person. I woke up at 2:00am and tossed and turned for about 2 hours. Finally I decided to stop trying to sleep anymore. I looked outside and saw this beautiful, half moon shining and decided to shoot a few photos. I read a great “How to” on the DPS website (Digital Photography School) yesterday. Arlon had a post on his technique for shooting the moon. So, I followed the instructions and what you see here is the result. Thanks for posting that great “How to” Arlon. Now if I can just get a few winks in before it’s time to wake up… 🙂