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Blur is Beautiful : Learn Zoom Blur

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Posted On : September 29, 2014
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Yes, here I am again, for those who haven't convinced themselves that blur can be beautiful. But I am  Glad that Carl of 'Old fellow goes running', agreed not to deleted blurry pictures without a second thought 😀

Today I am hoping to make some more people to join me in my 'Blur is beautiful' Campaign 😉

zoom blur, photography tips, photography, slow shutter speed.

Time is an Illusion : Zoom blur

Like other pictures, this one is also not an edited one.

This technique is known as Zoom blur.  To execute this technique effectively you need a tripod, a zoom lens, and of course a camera 😉

Again we are going for a slower shutter speed.

Lets learn zoom blur in some simple steps.

  • Camera is mounted on the tripod with a slower shutter speed like 1/10, 1/4 or anything;  choice is yours.
  •  Focus on an object, and then put it in manual focus, so that I won't adjust itself while clicking the photo
  • When you click, the shutter get opened, at that time zoom in or zoom out your lens, preferably without any shake to the camera.
  • As the shutter closes, check the result.
  • Now you have a zoom blur.

If you don't have a tripod, don't worry. Any hard surface can act as a tripod, effectiveness may vary though.

if you don't have a tripod and zoom lens, don't worry; you can still try zoom blur. Just move the whole camera towards or away from the object,  trying to minimize the camera shake as much as possible. It won't be a perfect picture as per conventional norms. But remember, blur is beautiful 😀

Try, experiment and let me know. Any questions? Ask, Happy to help

All pictures are taken by Trablogger. Please contact for approval, if you would like to use them for any purpose

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Trablogger aka Jithin is an Indian travel blogger who is obsessed with leading a travel life. When he is not traveling, photographing, writing or blogging, you can see him thinking about sustaining this travel life or helping someone to travel more.

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mmelling23

Your blog has turned into something amazing 😀 great to stop by after a long time absent. Are you doing the blogging 201?

sandydunne

Super! And thank you also for teaching me how to take a decent sunset!!!

faburlifekhloe

You are totally genius giving us such cool tips!!! <3 The picture looked amazing after you used this trick to take the pic 😉

hbhatnagar

Nice concept. I'll have to try it some time, and it goes against the grain in that you have to move the camera while you always try to keep it very still at all other times. 🙂

ANooP

Cool beans 😀

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lifeconfusions

Woah, time wrap! Are we time travelling or what? 😛

loupmojo
theoldfellowgoesrunning

Thank you Trablogger so much for the "pingback". You are the best. 😀 This blur picture is absolutely incredible. It is really cool how the clock hands and numbers extend beyond the clock.
Thank you for the step by step outline of how to take a blurred picture of an image such as this. Thank you for sharing your knowledge! 🙂

POODLE

My first favorite from your collection... 😀

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