Zooming Effect During Exposure
I wanted to provide folks with an idea to achieve the “unfocused” look for this weeks Word Press Photo Challenge.
You need a zoom lens for this one. This takes some practice, but the results are worth it!
The best exposure setting is 1/2 to 2 seconds. Begin by framing your subject with the widest angle of your zoom lens and then zoom toward the longer end as you click your shutter. For example, I used this technique with my 18mm-200mm zoom. I begin at 18mm and zoomed to 170mm as I push the shutter button. If you pause for an instant after you click your shutter button, more of your subject will be sharp in the zoom center. It takes lots of practice (and sometime luck) to master this technique, but it’s a fun one to play with.