HOW TO MAKE A GREAT ZOOM BALL PHOTO!
Do you want to be creative with your Zoom Ball? We have a guide for you!
This is a 5 tip easy to follow guide on how to use your Zoom Ball.
#1 GET THE RIGHT POSITIONING
When taking a photo with the Zoom Ball, positioning can be the difference between ordinary and amazing. Think about the distance between the Zoom Ball and the object you are shooting. Why does this matter?
If your camera is further away from the ball, you will notice a crisper and more defined image. However, if you are looking to eliminate background, you can get close up to the subject to create a more distorted look.
Also, since you will be close to the Zoom Ball during the photography, most likely holding the Zoom Ball, there is a chance that your hands or other body parts could be captured in the image.
To avoid this, you can simply play around with the positioning and even try using a prop/object to hold the Zoom Ball instead. If you rest your Zoom Ball on something raised above the object and shoot the image from a lower angle, you can avoid excess background in your image.
#2 CONSIDER ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
Shade and sunlight play a high part in impacting your Zoom Ball photo. Crystal will pick up any reflections from sunlight, which can negatively impact your image.
In the case of using a Zoom Ball, shade is the best option so ensure to find a shady spot and eliminate any light. At the same time the subject itself and background as desired need to be well lit as per tip 5 - lighting!
#3 ADJUST THE DEPTH OF FIELD / APERTURE SETTING
To take a quality shot with a Zoom Ball, the focus of the camera should be on the Zoom Ball not on the background or another object.
Picking the right depth of field has a huge impact on the quality of your image and this may take a few practice rounds and camera adjustments; however, it is crucial to the final result of your image, so remember to keep this in mind.
#4 LET THERE BE LIGHT!
The editing of your Zoom Ball photo is just as important as any other photograph, however, since the Zoom Ball is an amazing element in itself, it is important not to overdo it.
Be sure to focus on selective desaturation and cropping as a priority. If you want to bring more attention to the Zoom Ball in the image, a great crop can be the perfect finishing touch to bring that focus to your audience and amaze them!