Burst Zoom Photography

MyPhotography, Photo Editing

Dear Bloggers / Photographers,

Another technique that I have been learning about this week has been burst zoom photography. This type of photography is simple in that it can be used with any DSLR camera. The result creates a colourful, blurred effect for the photo that brings attention directly to the subject and enhances colour.

How it works is that the shutter speed must be set to a slow setting, so the aperture must be raised to avoid overexposed shots. While the photo is being taken, the photographer can zoom out – in or in – out towards the subject. To create a whirly effect, the photographer can also turn the camera with the right hand while the zoom is zoomed simultaneously.

These are a few of the examples that I took:

What do you think?

Olivia, writing (and photographing) on a whim…


4 thoughts on “Burst Zoom Photography

  1. Hi Liv!
    What cool photos. It’s nearly finished now – I cannot wait to see what you bring for the presentaton.

    -Sarah G.


    1. Hi Sarah,
      Thanks so much! Yes, I can’t believe half the year is gone! Where on earth has the time escaped to? Soon enough we will be in Year 12, studying for the HSC. I look forward to presenting!
      Olivia xx


    1. Hi Katharine!
      Thanks so much for commenting, I have visited your beautiful blog, too! Yes, in case you missed it, we were required to complete and engage in a term long passion project of our choice. I chose photography! I have been experimenting and researching different techniques and, well, this is one of the “crazy” minority! Keep posted!
      Liv xx



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