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Well, on this historic day I wish I had something more profound to write. I don’t, so here’s a link to the video I produced, demonstrating how the images this week were made.
Today’s post is an example of the slap zoom technique. With my editing style it produces a very graphic image. A number of you have asked about my process, what I see, how I produce the image. I’ve included a link to a video on how I did this, what I saw, etc. I’m working on a more developed video piece presenting three other images I shot over the weekend. This will take a little more time so please be patient. I hope you enjoy all of it.
Two announcements this morning: First, you’ll see a new tab at the top of the blog page labeled “CREATE.” This is the section where I’ll be posting video tutorial content. I’ve posted my first attempts and would love your suggestions on content.
Second, today’s image is another in the Slap Zoom/Flash series, and this is a horizontal, two panel image.
Hope you enjoy!
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.