New Look At Carnival Ride Photography

September 06, 2015  •  4 Comments

Usually when I shoot carnival rides, I use the same technique that most other photographers use - a tripod and a slow shutter to get the motion blur effect like this:

The Swings - CNE - Toronto - 2014Motion Blur Capture of CNE Ride, 2014.

But doing the same thing year after year got boring, and so this year, I decided to change it up a little bit! This year, I tried two different ways to get a new perspective on the rides - this time, I use a slow shutter speed, and the tripod, but zoomed in and out on the telephoto lens to get these fun effects!

Starship - CNE - Toronto - 2015This ride is ready to blast off! Crystal Ball - Telephoto Zoom with Slow Shutter

As much as I loved the effect I got using the slow shutter while zooming technique, I still got bored after awhile with it. So then I busted out my shiny new crystal ball, and decided to find out how the fair would look when seen through the ball... as a result, I got these cool photos!

Fortune Teller At The FairFerris Wheel as seen through a crystal ball at the fair. D

Ferris Wheel - Crystal Ball

What do I see in my crystal ball?

Fair In the Ball

Floating away from the fair

Definitely looking forward to trying these two new ways of shooting the fair in the future!


Comments

Wright Shot Photography
Thanks Brian! It was fun to try! I'm having way too much fun with the crystal ball! :)
Brian Palmer(non-registered)
Very creative Anne and as super effect. I don't think I have ever seen photos quite like these.
Wright Shot Photography
Hi Andrea - I emailed a personal response to you as well so pls check your spam box if you didn't see it yet... I purchased the crystal ball on Amazon.com. I found it by searching the term, "meditation ball". I hope that helps, if not, pls let me know! :)
Andrea(non-registered)
Great new idea with crystal ball...since I don't currently own one, can you let me know where you got yours? Would love to share this idea with friends!
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