Using Burst Mode to Recreate the Motion

Jeff Smallwood

Posted July 14, 2012 in: Announcement  How To  Ideas  Photo Trips  Techniques  Travel 

On a trip last November I took several burst series of photos as the ocean waves crashed on the cliffs in the Bahamas. The photos were all taken around midnight and used the full moon for illumination. I decided to use burst mode for the same reason I usually use it…I was trying to perfectly time a huge splash and was looking for a single shot. I recently went back to that series of photos and decided to try something different. I wanted to see if I could put the shots together and recreate the motion of the scene.

Read about the process I used and view the final results here.

About Jeff Smallwood -

Jeff shoots for fun and as a personal creative outlet. From his first Polaroid Big Swinger 3000 Land Camera to the digital SLRs of today, he enjoys experimenting with many different types of photography ranging from still life and astrophotography to portraits and black & white.

He maintains a blog and photo website at


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