Long Exposures

August 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Creating the Blur.

Long ExposureLong Exposure I'm sure you've seen those shots with the water looking all milky, or car tail lights creating trails into the distance. Have you ever wondered how they are done?

What You'll Need.

  • A camera with manual shutter speed settings, probably including a B setting
  • Either a cable shutter release or a self timer setting
  • Ideally a mirror lock setting (if you're using a dSLR)
  • A tripod

Finding the correct exposure is a bit of trial and error depending on how much light there is, how fast your subject is moving, and what ISO & aperture you are using. For milky water shots during the daytime, you might only be looking at 1/5 to 1/2 second, whereas for night time shots you could be looking at 30 seconds to many minutes. Experiment & have fun.

In the meantime have a look as these great examples on Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.cl/pin/575123814891388869/?lp=true

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