On this Adorama video, pro photographer Joe McNally shares a simple yet useful creative tip for shooting an image with “zoom-effect”.
Creating a zoom effect where the image looks as if it is tunneled into the center of the frame is quite simple. You need a zoom lens and enough time during the exposure to open or close the zoom (i.e. relatively long exposure).
On this video McNally used a Nikon 24-70mm lens (the image was registered as 44mm in the camera), ISO 100, f/13 and a shutter speed of 1/6 second. McNally used one flash at the end of the exposure directed at the center of the face of his subject.
Only recently we published here a different Adorama video where photographer Bryan Peterson looked at how you can effectively use three very simple camera movement techniques to capture some interesting and creative images (one of them – explained in less dials was the one shown here by McNally).