2012年10月14日星期日

How to Take Photos with the Zoom Blur Effect


The first time I saw this photo, I was shocked. I used to think only masters and professional image-processing software can achieve this. However, photography, like many things in life, is easy once you know how. Tips from digital camera school will help you create impressive blur effect photos. It is easy to fail, but with a little practice, you will soon get the hang of things.

1. Control the Zoom
Once you have set your camera to a slow shutter speed, you press the shutter release button whilst simultaneously zooming either in or out and this will automatically distort your pictures.
One of the best things to do is to play around with different zoom techniques as you will discover the best ways to dramatically change the effect of your photographs.

2. Watch out for the Light
When the sun is out, you might well find creating these types of photographs with a slow shutter speed is impossible to achieve due to over exposure. To an extent, it can be solved by increasing the aperture value to as high as it will go.

3. Keep the Camera Still
 This is easier said than done. Try twisting the zoom smoothly and not snatch at the controls. This might take a bit of practice but it will definitely pay off. Get in a comfy position and try to support yourself and your camera using whatever is available. This will enable you to get the best possible results.

4. Shutter Priority Mode
Putting your camera in shutter priority is a good place to start with your ISO set to a low value, just turn the dial down to increase the shutter time until you get the results you are looking for. If the light is changing because of the clouds then you will have to tweak shutter speed for the current light levels.

5. Let’s go Full Manual
If you are shooting on an overcast day you might have a very small aperture, which is a similar set-up to the shutter priority mode. Set your shutter speed to 1 second and then you can tweak the shutter speed setting to get the results by increasing or decreasing the shutter speed time.