Night Zoom Bursts

by Jerome Mungapen on December 3rd, 2009
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An interesting and simple effect to try  if you’re shooting at night is a zoom burst. This is a simple technique where by you set a relatively long exposure and as the shutter is open you simply zoom your lens, either from wide to telephoto or from telephoto to wide. I’ve seen this effect  a lot in daylight photos, however it adds another dimension when you combine it with a night time shot.

the shots below, show the effect in a variety of ways. The camera was on a tripod and triggered for long exposures around the 3 second mark. Depending on how quickly you zoom and by how much the effect changes.



 Zoom Francisco


One thing I noticed from the shots is I don’t think the shots with the moon are as appealing as without. What do you think ?



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Categories: Landscapes, Night

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