Burst Effect - Photography Contest [8 entries]


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Contest goal:

Many digital cameras now offer a "burst" effect, where several photos are taken quickly in sequence. This is used most often for sports, but any type of movement can be captured.

Your goal is to take an action sequence burst of 5 frames, and combine them into a single photo. You can also create a "burst" effect by pushing your camera shutter button repeatedly, if your shutter speed and lag time are quick enough. Stack your images on top of each other.

One way of how to stack photos using Photoshop:
- open all 5 photos in Photoshop
- choose your 1st image as a base to drag and drop all the other photos on as a layer (in order in which you made them). Select the move tool for this and 1 by 1 open your other photos and drag and drop them on the first photo, make sure they align.
- Once you have all 5 photos as different layers you can set the top 4 layers to an opacity on 50% (the % is up to you).
- You might want to crop the image so not overlapping areas are gone.
Save your image and you are done.

Required level: 20+ or higher.
Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: MossyB

m0nm0n: nice contest IDEA, we'll see the impossible here ( 5 years and 1393 days ago )
kyricom: we're getting more and more themes that are just modified chopping ( 5 years and 1393 days ago )
robvdn: Kyricom maybe you are right but on the other hand it is hard to come up with innovating and attractive new contests weekly without trying something new and different every now and then. I like the change every now and then (and with me others do too I suppose) and if I wouldn't I would still have 8 other contests to choose from and let this one pass by ( 5 years and 1393 days ago )
riady: Just wondering as I checked at some of burst mode photography, to reveal the subject clearly in multiple instances, most of them using partial masking. Will it be possible for us to use it for this contest? Or will it be strictly playing with opacity level of the layers? Thanks ( 5 years and 1387 days ago )

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Flippin' Interesting - created by UncleJimmy

Flippin Interesting
Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/8Score: 70.8% (94)18968 views

First time I've tried this...good suggestion, can't wait till we see what else we get in this contest! Have fun all and enjoy... (5 years and 1393 days ago)

Running Waves - created by UncleJimmy

Running Waves
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/8Score: 68.9% (80)18598 views

(5 years and 1386 days ago)

Tram Trails - created by riady

Tram Trails
Favs: 0SBS: 5Hi-resRank: 3/8Score: 67.3% (66)17462 views

Burst mode used on Canon 60D, Canon EF-S lens 17mm, Ai-Servo is used to keep the focus on the moving object (5 years and 1386 days ago)

Tram is coming - created by riady

Tram is coming
Favs: 0SBS: 5Hi-resRank: 4/8Score: 66.2% (53)20165 views

Burst effect of 5 consecutive images taken when the tram was approaching the tram stop (5 years and 1388 days ago)

Up and Over - created by friiskiwi

Up and Over
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/8Score: 65.6% (39)17115 views

(5 years and 1393 days ago)