I’m posting two images today to illustrate a technique I’ve worked on this summer. Starting Friday, I’ll be posting a series of images, the KS series, that are based on this technique.
Description: Both images are examples of slap zoom, a technique that’s been used over the years. The slap zoom technique involves a slow shutter speed, and a zoom movement of the lens during the exposure. In addition to the slap zoom I’ve added a few other twists (so to speak). In the first case I also rotated the camera during the slap zoom, changing the point of rotation in the image. In both cases, I also used a shoe-mounted flash set to fire at the end of the exposure, to create some additional detail in the subject.
Image 1 Full details: Slap zoom technique, using a black card over the lens, during movements, to create an in-camera multiple-exposure quality (necessary if you’re a user of Canon cameras) Shoe mounted flash at the end of the rotation. Canon 1Ds Mark II 24-70mm lens, Singh Ray Vari ND filter, f/22, 10 second shutter, rear-curtain flash sync set to manual mode, Fong Dome flash diffuser, cheap black foam core board, tripod.
Image 2 Full Details: Slap zoom technique, NO camera rotation, shoe mounted flash, rear curtain sync manual mode, Fong Dome flash diffuser, Canon 1Ds Mark II, 24-70 mm, f/22, Singh Ray Vari ND filer, 8 second exposure.