Whether shooting at night or in the daytime with neutral density filters, shooting long exposures isn’t always as straightforward as it might seem. There’s movement to consider, as well as various camera settings that might hinder your experience. But photographer Gordon Laing is here to take away all your troubles in this very extensive guide to long exposure photography.
The likes of B+W and Lee have pretty much dominated the strong neutral density filter market for the last few years. Both of their 10 stop NDs are excellent, and then Lee upped the game with their 15 stop Super Stopper. Now, Irix is expanding their new line of Edge filters with a 15 stop ND3200 screw-on neutral density filter.
There’s something soothing and beautiful in long exposure photos. If you’d like to start making wonderful long exposure images of your own and get it right, Andy Mumford has plenty of great tips for you. In this video, he shares lots of useful advice: from the essential gear you’ll need, to camera settings and composition tips.
Have you ever heard of a reverse graduated neutral density filter?
If not, this is a specialty filter designed to balance the lighting conditions between foreground and background at sunrise or sunset – when the sun (and therefore brightest part of the image) is at the horizon.
You’re not going to use this filter on a regular basis – but when you do need one, you’re going to be very happy that you packed it!
Here is a way to easily take long exposure images with the Apps that come with your iPhone.
Apple’s iPhone has become one of the most used cameras in the world and, over the years. They have added some very cool features to their camera and photos applications on the phone.
Normally, their camera features are very well advertised and they market them very well, but with the latest realise of iOS 11, they seem to have buried the lead as far as I am concerned.
Did you know that if you have a iPhone 6s/6+ and up you can now take “long exposure” photos with your phone? Probably not I’m guessing because Apple seems to have buried the feature pretty deep.
So here is how to do it.
Eric Paré is best known for his stunning light painting photos and helpful tutorials. In all his photos, he remains invisible even though he stands behind the model and draws shapes with lights. He does it all in-camera, and many people have wondered how he does it.
In this video, Eric and his partner Kim Henry share a few tricks to staying invisible while doing light painting. If you’re aspiring to try this photography technique, these tricks will help you get the shots in-camera, and save you time in removing yourself from the shots in Photoshop.
I find calligraphy wonderful, and it remains something I’d like to learn. So naturally, I was enchanted by the combination of calligraphy and photography. Mexican artists Said Dokins and Leonardo (Leo) Luna combine calligraphy and light painting.
Their project is named Heliographies of Memory, and they use calligraphic movements along with lights and long exposure photography. As a result, they create amazing “calligrafitti” at the iconic sites. They are only visible after the photographic process, and invisible to the naked eye while the process lasts.
Do you have the key to the stars? Italian photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza asks this question in a marvelous photo he took one night in his home country. When I saw this photo, I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. It looks like a keyhole through which you can see a whole other world – the sky full of stars and the Milky Way. DIYP contacted Alberto, and he was kind enough to share the details of how he took the photo with us.
Light painting is something many of us try at some point in our photographic journey. Some of us just make a brief visit into this world, but others make it their home. One such photographer is Derek VanAlthuis, an avid light painter who’s produced some outstanding work. One such image is the one above.
When I first saw this image, I could immediately tell that it wasn’t your average light painting photo. The fire just looked so real. As it turns out, it looks that way because it is real fire. I got in touch with Derek to find out more about his process, and get some insight into how this image was made.