Is this done via second curtain sync? well I guess you can do first curtain sync too?
I got some similar stuff at a wedding in June. I used a slow shutter speed, pressed the shutter & then changed my focal length on my zoom lens from widest to closest. This is the only pic I have on my work computer, but I did get some that looked more similar to what you posted. I also did some with a slow shutter speed again, pressed the shutter, held my camera still for the first part of the shot & then moved my camera at the the last second. If I remember I will post some tonight...they look quite similar :)
Hmm, ok, that confirms my guess.
I've never tried flash with a slow shutter speed. Now I'm tempted to get LO a lightstick and have him sit in a dark room, the photo titled "baby partying", lol!
Ha ha :) Yeah, I have to admit that after a few hours at the reception I was getting bored so I just started "playing".
It's just shutter drag either way you shoot it - rear or 1st. ;o)
I do this often at wedding receptions, too. Some folks get it, some don't.
I also like to do it in a circular motion around the B&G when they are dancing later in the night. Just twist the camera and drag the shutter and it's sorta cool...gotta find that shot.
Sometimes it works, sometimes not!
Oohh...circles!! Can't wait to try that :)
ditto doolittle! i like some of it, but not all of it personally...some people i shoot with do it (slightly) to all their reception photos....
I've been playing around with some stuff like this at receptions (shot 3 weddings with a photographer friend this month)
I have my flash on tilted up 45 degrees with a diffuser on. My shutter speed is set around 15-20/sec. As you shoot, you shake your camera, spin your camera, make figure eights with your camera - you can be creative. The flash freezes your subject, but the background continues to blur due to the slow shutter. It only works in dark rooms - if the sun is still shining through the windows, the whole thing just looks blurry.
I love the effect, personally. I think it gives so much action and movement to the pictures - and it's a party, so to feel the energy coming out of a picture, IMO, you can't beat that :)
Here's a couple of favs from one I shot in late july. Going to put the whole thing up on my blog as soon as the primary shooter finishes and posts hers :)
Great shots Andie. To fix it, click on the pic, click on the tree icon, go to the appearance tab & change the first dimension to 500, & update :)