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    | Photography Tips | 25/07/2012 03:00am
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    What shutter speed do you need for zoom bursts?

     

    Sports Photography Tips: what shutter speed do you need for zoom bursts

    What do you do if you can’t get a shutter speed that’s fast enough to capture a sharp picture? You can go for an artistically blurred image or you can pan the lens so the background is blurred, but the subject is sharper. Alternatively, you could try a zoom burst.

    This creates radial blur lines from the centre of the image outwards – a visual explosion that gives a feeling of movement to static subjects. You can add this effect using Photoshop, but it’s a fun trick to try as you actually shoot, and works well in low light or on dull days.

    For best results, set the shutter speed to between 1/8-1/30 sec. Start zooming the lens out from telephoto to wide-angle, and then press the shutter, so the focal length of the lens changes during the actual exposure.

    You can use a tripod for straighter radial lines, but you can get great results shooting handheld, too (find out how to use a tripod the right way).

    PAGE 1: How do I choose the right shutter speed?
    PAGE 2: How slow should I go for motion blur?
    PAGE 3: Do I need the motordrive?
    PAGE 4: When should I switch to manual focus?
    PAGE 5: Why should I keep both eyes open when using the viewfinder?
    PAGE 6: How slow should I go at night?
    PAGE 7: How do I set up for low-light events?
    PAGE 8: What shutter speed do I use for zoom bursts?
    PAGE 9: When should I switch on the flash?
    PAGE 10: When should I use second curtain sync?

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