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Techniques for effective long exposure photography

Hello and welcome! In todays article we’ll see 5 techniques for long exposure photography both in day and night! You will find out several useful tips to improve your technique or get you up and running with long exposure photography if you haven’t tried it before!

For those unfamiliar with the term:

Long-exposure photography or time-exposure photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. The paths of moving light sources become clearly visible.

Long exposures are easiest to accomplish in low-light conditions, but can be done in brighter light using neutral density filters or specially designed cameras.

Let’s see what the experts advice us!

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1. Long exposure tutorial with Scott Kelby

Scott Kelby demonstrates how we can capture long exposure photography in broad daylight.

2. Long exposure technique – Quick Shots 05

Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com answers another Quick Shot question. In this video the question is how to photograph water and make it look silky smooth.

3. Long Exposure Photography – Sparkler Fireworks

http://photoextremist.com/2009/09/long-exposure-sparklers-tutorial/ show us how to make perfectly symmetrical psychedelic patterns just by using our DSLR, Adobe Photoshop and sparks from our fireworks.

4. Night Photography: Finding Your Way In The Dark

This film documents a Full Moon Night Photography Workshop in the Big Bend region of West Texas led by photographers Scott Martin and Lance Keimig.

5. DSLR Tutorial: Creative Night Photography – Long Time Exposure

In this “how to” video we show you a thing you can do with most cameras: Time exposure / long exposure. We toom some pictures at night and got some great results, which we also show in the tutorial. We also talk about settings and techiques of this creative kind of night photography.
The best things is that you don’t need the best camera or lens to get some stunning images!

Hope you enjoyed these videos and are eager to try and experiment with long exposure photography both at day and night!

See you next time!

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