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.

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Day 118 – Self Portrait


As I peer into the other end of the lens, I wonder if the focus will be correct. I wonder what the composition will be, how much of a zoom there is, will it be a close up of my nostril? The self portrait is a real challenge for me. Not only do I have to come to grips with the way I look; I’m taking the shot without seeing the scene. Well, I will continue to practice.