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    Hi fellow gurus, what technique is used to get such a picture?

    http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-pho...red-motion.php

    do you think the blur effect is done in post?

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    as u press the shutter button, turn the zoom ring, its that simple.

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    No, zoom in while shooting. Very basic technique.

    But yes, you can achieve the same in post too.
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    Default Re: How to shoot this?

    Zoom in/out while the shutter is open
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    In pp, radical blur. For shooting, zoom in while press shutter.

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    Default Re: How to shoot this?

    fellow gurus, when you imply "zoom in"

    are you talking about

    1) adjusting the zoom ring

    or

    2) moving the camera towards the subject


    another question, will the subject be out-of-focus once the zoom ring is adjusted?

    lastly, to get the best effect, this is best done with a tripod?

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    Default Re: How to shoot this?

    Quote Originally Posted by kinachi View Post
    In pp, radical blur. For shooting, zoom in while press shutter.
    zoom in while press shutter (that means using AF-C?)

    or zoom in after pressing shutter

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    Default Re: How to shoot this?

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_kelvinsg View Post
    zoom in while press shutter (that means using AF-C?)

    or zoom in after pressing shutter
    Start zooming in after pressing shutter, when you hear the click of the mirror flapping and the shutter opening, start to zoom in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_kelvinsg View Post
    zoom in while press shutter (that means using AF-C?)

    or zoom in after pressing shutter
    Zoom while you press the shutter. You need to be fast then you get the blur. No need for AF-C.
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    Note... If you hold the lens steady and twist the body instead, you can get some fun effects too.



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    Default Re: How to shoot this?

    cool stuff. are we looking at an exposure of about 3-5 seconds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Note... If you hold the lens steady and twist the body instead, you can get some fun effects too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_kelvinsg View Post
    cool stuff. are we looking at an exposure of about 3-5 seconds?
    No. The zooming part is easy. The hard part is keep the camera still enough so that the centre part is still reasonably focused and sharp, with little or no visible camera shake. 1/4s-1/15s should get the effect, depending on how hard you dare to twist your zoom. It's hard bcoz the zooming is done with the left hand, which is the hand normally used to stabilize the camera. You have to move/twitch the fingers (zoom ring) without moving the palm which is supporting the camera -- all within that short ~0.1s window when the shutter is open. Doesn't help that the right hand has just depressed the shutter and contributed a downward force on the camera's right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_kelvinsg View Post
    cool stuff. are we looking at an exposure of about 3-5 seconds?
    Nope. 1/4-1/20s or even faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae
    Note... If you hold the lens steady and twist the body instead, you can get some fun effects too.
    Nice idea bro! :thumbs:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Override2Zion View Post
    Start zooming in after pressing shutter, when you hear the click of the mirror flapping and the shutter opening, start to zoom in.
    i think i have to comment on this.. because it may be too late for the zooming effect to kick in if you zoom after you press the shutter.. not saying that it is wrong, but another way is to zoom in, and while zooming you press the shutter and follow through with the zooming after the shutter has closed.. somehow like a panning sequence.. imo, the zoom-press-follow through gives a smoother effect.. plus, it lessen the camera shake when zooming straight after pressing shutter button (i tried both methods).. my one cent!
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