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