18-135mm 14s F5.6 ISO 100 For this photo, I combined light painting with zoom bursts. The person drawing the star was drawing it at the same size and I slowly zoomed it in to create smooth changes in size.
18-50mm 1s F3.2 ISO 200 – Martin Place, Sydney Australia For this photo, I actually combined zoom burst with front curtain sync. The flash froze my friends face fairly well and then I quickly zoomed in. I orignally had his face right in the centre of the image so that the lines would converge on his face. Then I actually cropped it in post to get a better composition.
18-35mm 10s F10 ISO 100 – Darling Harbour, Sydney Australia For this photo, I kept it zoomed out for the first 9 seconds then zoomed during the last second.
18-35mm 5s F5.6 ISO 100 – Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy This shot used two different zoom levels. Rather than slowly zooming in, I quickly changed between the two zoom levels halfway through the exposure. This is causes the ghosting effect on the image.
18-135mm 36s F7.1 ISO 100 – Milson’s Point, Sydney, Australia In this shot, I staggered the zoom as at the end of the shot rather than zooming in slowly. This is why there’s ghosting visible in the photograph. This is something else to experiment with.
18-135mm 43s F8 ISO 100 – Blue’s Point Reserve, Sydney, Australia This shot had a slow rate of zoom which results in very prominent light trails appearing.
18-35mm 20s F5.0 ISO 100 – Blue’s Point Reserve, Sydney, Australia These shots used different rates of zoom. This shot used a fast, short level of zoom. As a result the trails are not as prominent as they are in the photograph below.
18-135mm 1s F6.3 ISO 100 – Milson’s Point, Sydney, Australia This shot uses the same concept as the pervious photographs except instead of zooming in, pick up the camera and move it around.
Zoom bursts are where you change the zoom level during the exposure. There are several different looks you can achieve, either by simply zooming out, zooming out slowly or quickly, zooming out smoothly or in a staggered fashion. 915 more words
Yesterday after the storm clouds it indeed turned into lightning later on. Later than expected the thunder and lightning kept me busy until late night. I was surprised to see that I’d catched the lightning on the camera. 9 more words