Blur and zoom effect

Are you feeling bored? Do you need inspiration to do something creative with your  camera? Do you think your shots are dull and bore? Lets do some experiments. It will make your shots eye catchy and attractive.

zoom blur effect train

Moving train with zoom blur effect

This effect is blurred zoom effect. Its not much technical. Just zoom while you are pressing the shutter button simultaneously. You may find it hard at first, but always remember practice makes a man better.

Step 1 – Controlling zoom

Basic idea is to  zoom while you are pressing the shutter release button to capture the image. But there are other factors to consider while you trying this effect. Adjust the zoom accordingly otherwise zoom may be too much for your image. Try to make some sample shots to get acquainted with the lighting conditions and the level of zoom you need.

Step 2 – Control the light levels

Too much light may spoil the shot. This effect can be utilized in cloudy days and early evenings where light is limited. Excessive light should be avoided as it may over expose your shots. You can try aperture settings to reduce exposure. Settings high aperture will reduce light entering  to camera and control exposure. Also you can set the ISO level low to 100 to control light.

Step 3 – Keep the camera steady

Most trickier part while zooming is to keep the camera still. A small shake can spoil the entire shot. Also breathe slowly and softly to keep your hands steady. Use a tripod whenever possible.

zoom and blur image 2

Zoom and blur effect

Step 4 – Shutter priority auto (Optional)

If your camera support shutter priority mode, you can use it to be tension free. In shutter priority auto mode, you have to take care shutter speed only, all other things will be carried out by camera. Put your camera at 1 second shutter speed and take some test shots to see the effects. If you are not satisfied speed up or speed down to get the desired results.

Step 5 – Practice, practice and practice

Practice makes perfect. Remember all the settings above said are only guideline. It may vary according to your needs. To get better photographs you need to experiment a lot with camera settings. I hope you find this tip helpful. Happy photography.

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