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Blur is Beautiful : Learn Zoom Blur

Published on : September 29, 2014
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Last Updated on July 26, 2018 by trablogger
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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

Written by : trablogger
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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