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Learn By Doing Photography

Learn by Doing Photography – Zoom Effect

Learn by Doing Photography – Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments. I will post a new assignment every Friday, you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!

Learn by Doing Photography Assignment #23 – Zoom Effect

The zoom effect is where you make your subject look as if they’re either moving towards you or away from you, using the zoom on your lens. If you only have a fixed lens or a compact you can still give it a try. You just need a steady hand you and become the zoom. Take a sliding step forward or backwards.

You want to use a slower shutter speed, click the shutter and slowly zoom in or out while keeping a very steady hand. You could use a tripod for this one if you want.

I choose a shady area so I could set my camera on a slower shutter speed. I set the camera to aperture priority and started on f/4. For that setting the shutter speed was too fast, so I stopped down until I was at f/14 which let in much less light. Now my shutter speed was at 1/8 which was perfect. Then I proceeded to take a lot of pictures. Some worked most didn’t, this flower was the best out of the bunch!

This one you need to practice and have a steady hand, but it’s a fun!

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