Professional Photography of Human Body in Motion
Zoom burst is a photographic technique, attainable with zoom lenses with a manual zoom ring. With burst zoom technique one can create interesting effects.
Using the technique involves zooming while the shutter is open with a relatively slow shutter speed, generally below 1/60th of a second. For this reason low light or small apertures are required. It is also possible to achieve a similar effect with either computer software like Adobe Photoshop or a photographic filter. In these cases the shutter speed can be as fast as necessary.
Photographs taken with this technique are characterized by blurred streaks emanating from the center of the photograph. The effect is nearly identical to a motion blur image in which the camera is traveling towards the subject. For this reason the zoom burst is typically used to create an impression of motion towards the subject.
The human body is an extraordinary creation. It is capable of performing many different and varied physical activities. Capturing movement in photos is something that many photographers only think to do when they are photographing sports or other fast moving subjects.
Human Body in Motion
In this post we showased professional photography examples of human body in motion. Italy based photographer Manuel Cafini is focused on managing the existing light at the moment of shooting. In his shoots he renders the impression of movement, using burst zooms so to make static what’s dynamic, moving horizontally the camera while the subject is static or moving it in the opposite direction of the subject’s.
Manuel fell into phtography almost by chance, at that time he was trying to help his then-girlfriend to follow her dream to become a professional photographer. He think there’s a strong connection between photography and any other art. He’s much more oriented towards studio photography, still life and portraits, but also like reportage photography and macro.