Radial blur: fake a zoom burst effect from your fixed focal length lens

Radial Blur: fake a zoom burst effect from your fixed focal length lens

Learn how to recreate a zoom burst effect in Photoshop using the radial blur filter to add extra drama to your pictures.

4 ways to make more creative zoom burst photos

Zoom burst photo ideas: add some flash

As with all special effects, the zoom burst can start to look a bit tired if you use it too often. Use it with care – you’ll find it particularly useful in low light when you don’t have a tripod handy and you can’t get a decent picture any other way.

However, we’ve come up with some interesting techniques that you can use to liven up this wonderful camera trick and make your zoom burst photography look a bit different from the ordinary – we’ve explained these in more detail inside.

Mountain biking photography tips

Moutain biking and cycling photography tips

How to photograph mountain biking like a pro: learn the camera skills and cycling photography tips and techniques that will give you professional-looking photos.