Fun With Photography: Rolling Shutter Effect

There are a lot of fun things you can do with photography to capture images in a way that is not always true to life but is still fairly interesting. One of those tricks is the Rolling Shutter Effect which can give you images like the ones shown in this animated .gif.

So, how does this work? It’s actually fairly simple. Most people will hold the camera still when taking a photo. To get the rolling shutter effect, either the shutter needs to be open for longer or the camera needs to be moving relative to the photo being taken or the subject is moving relative to the camera. There’s a great article up at DIY Photography if you’d like to learn more about how to make this technique work for you.

Also, please note that the rolling shutter is really only possible with CMOS sensor cameras. And, if you do have some great photos captured using this effect, feel free to share them with us over on Facebook!