February 27, 2010

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  1. May 15 2011

    Hi Varnika,

    Sorry for the late reply! I haven’t achieved many great results with a compact camera with this technique before, however if you practice with a slow shutter speed, (possibly low ISO if the lighting is too strong), and rotate the camera it can get a similar blur effect, but without a zoom lens I’m not sure the camera settings/commands will allow you to zoom while taking a photo!

    Otherwise you can post-process it via Photoshop or GIMP: https://www.scottphotographics.com/zoom-blur-effect-in-gimp-gimp-tutorial/

    Good Luck,


  2. Varnika
    May 6 2011

    Hi Michael. Congrats for these great shots and thanks for this useful and creative idea. Can this kind of effect be achieved by a point and shoot camera? I have Sony DSC HX1. How do I do it? Set it on Small shutter speed and then click and start zooming in or out??


  3. May 14 2010

    Hello! Great article! I will bookmark this site.

  4. Michael
    May 14 2010

    Thanks :)

  5. Wonderful! I’m very jealous of those photographs, I wish I could do as well.Those images took a lot of ability to create, well done. I’ve bookmarked this site.

  6. Wow! Some really nice photographs there, you are very artistic.You must be very talented to get such impressive photographs, I’m impressed.

  7. Elizabeth G.
    Apr 14 2010

    Very cool technique. I am working on a book and would love to feature this photo — email me if you are interested. Thanks!

  8. Michael
    Feb 28 2010

    I do use a tripod for the longer shutter speeds, but for the shorter exposures you don’t always need a tripod – some wobbling can be a nice effect :) !

  9. Feb 28 2010

    Thanks for the info. I haven’t done this in ages. Do you use a Tripod? Gave me some fun portrait Ideas! Check out my Blog here at https://www.nakean.com/Nakeans_Photography/Blog/Blog.html

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