Shooting portraits with slow shutters can be a lot of fun, whether you’re doing them during the day or at night. They’re not that easy to pull off, though, often requiring a lot of practice to get good at. Well, to help get you started, here’s wedding photographer Pye Jirsa with his 10-step guide to how he shoots his environmental shutter drag portraits.
You’ll notice that there are seven whole steps before your subjects actually get in front of the camera. This is because it gets boring for subjects standing in front of the camera waiting for you to take a shot while you fiddle with your camera for five minutes. So, get everything prepared and ready so that when they step in front of it, you can just hit the shutter.