Zoom Effect 03

Zoom Effect 03

 

In this image I used the “zoom effect” differently. Instead of changing the focal length steadily I changed it in four steps. To give you an example: If you are using a 28-135mm lens and a total exposure time of  30 seconds, you could start out at 28mm for about 7 seconds, move to 60mm for another 7 seconds, move to 100mm for 8 seconds and to 135mm for another 8 seconds.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

 

 

 

Zoom Effect 01

This weeks exercise is a lot of fun and even children can do it. Go with you camera intoyour front yard or any other place in your neighborhood that has a display of Christmas light. Use a tripod and a camera with a zoom lens. I picked my 24-105 lens. Mount the camera on a tripod and pick a long exposure time (30 seconds) and the appropriate f stop which may vary. During the 30 seconds exposure time change the focal length on your lens. You can do that slowly and consistently or in steps. Watch your results and learn from them. For addition help go to http://digital-photography-school.com/using-the-zoom-effect.  As always, enjoy this exercise!

Zoom Effect 01

 

I photographed this image in my neighbor’s front yard. Notice that it is not totally dark. I found that the best time to photograph is after sunset and before “total” darkness.

Wildlife 01

I challenge you to go our and photograph animals that are living in the wild. This can be challenging since it is getting cold in the northern hemisphere. So stay dry and warm and protect your gear!

Wildlife 01

 

I did this exercise at the California coast. t was pretty cold but I love this image of the seal. Enjoy and keep on photographing!