Lens Zooming

Posted: May 20, 2015 in Uncategorized
We are always learning new things and I learn new things from the photographers that attend my workshops. I was watching a photographer in my Boston area workshop that was creating cool images by zooming in and out on different subjects. His name is Marvin Moriarty and I would like to thank him for this idea. I have done some zooming with my lenses in nature but have never been happy with any of the images, but Marvin found subjects that seem to work well with this technique.
I was in my hotel room a few days later in the Atlanta area and thought I would give the zooming technique a try.
Working with low light in the room and I used my Tamron 18-270 lens and set the f-stop at f/32, ISO 100 so I could get a long exposure of eight seconds.
I would start with the lens at 270mm and press the shutter, and after two seconds move the zoom upward and hold it there for two more seconds and then rotate the zoom ring and hold for another two seconds and then finish at the 18mm for the last two seconds. And here are the results with some gears, keys, and a spring.






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  1. Douglas Berg says:

    Very cool idea Mike. Can’t wait to try it.

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