In camera zoom effect on a short exposure to provide a faux-lensbaby type effect.

Shot on the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk last month.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 18th July 2009, This photo: 7:24am


  • Cass n Dan said:
    Ohhhhhhhhhh i like it Dave :) Looks very cool.
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    wow..great view...
  • Cass n Dan said:
    How do u do that?
  • anitabromley said:
    I like it...also love that Church!
  • caseyjohnphotography said:
    set the shutter to about 1/10th or below and well not to slow otherwise itll will exagerate the effect. and zoom in to your subject simply focus and whilst the camera is taking the image quickly zoom out.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks. As Casey mentioned, you zoom while shooting. In this case, the shutter speed was 1/40th as I wanted very little effect. Obviously a tripod helps here.
    It's pretty impressive (the church) isn't it ?
    Yep, usually a slower shutter is the go, but in this case I wanted just a hint of the effect, so 1/40th was the go.
  • James Lagden said:
    You should try that effect when taking a picture of a bird next time!
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm sure it would be quite interesting...if it stayed still. Besides, you'd have to do it, as a 400mm prime doesn't zoom :P
  • allan_niels3n said:
    Very nice, adds just that little bit extra to the shot. I took a very similar shot about a month ago, and comparing the two is like chalk and cheese. Really like your version.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Allan. I felt it needed a little something different, and I think it worked fairly well. :)
  • looby88 said:
    I cant look at this for long !!! byeeeee !!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Bit trippy eh ? ;-)
  • LizS-B said:
    Wow, David!! That's so trippy!
  • David de Groot said:
    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/lizs-b] It's a technique I pull out every now and then to provide a certain type of feel to the shot.