One of the fun things to do with landscape photography is take long exposures. There’s something about the smooth texture that long exposure creates in the water and sky that’s instantly satisfying. Here’s how it’s done.
If you want to make the water look like glass and watch colors and clouds melt in the sky over your head, you’ll need a sturdy tripod,
A MUST-HAVE for long-exposure photos is a reliable tripod. When shopping for tripods for your camera, it’s important to find one that is sturdy, durable, and can handle the weight of your
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The photo above was taken in Hoboken, New Jersey, just as the sun set below the horizon. While the New York City skyline is a beautiful sight, I wanted to capture an image from a different point of view, so I turned my
The image below is actually the very last image in the set I took of the Freedom Tower the night I went to Liberty State Park. With an expensive mirrorless
One of the cool effects of keeping the aperture so high is that it creates a starburst effect on round lights. It’s not easy to see in the Freedom Tower image, but they’re visible in the picture taken in Hoboken.
However, one of the challenges that I find with taking long exposures at night is the monotonous colors. Notice how in both pictures, the main tone is blue â€” which is great, I love blue, but sometimes I wish I could change it up. I tried to add different color tones in the highlights, but this is one of those instances where I wish I had invested in a good neutral density filter, so I can capture colorful images during the day.
As a photographer, long exposures are my favorite to capture, especially when there are pretty lights, water, and a dynamic sky above. With summer officially in full