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Long exposures are taken with shutter speeds generally longer or much longer than one second, in order to capture stationary objects in low light while blurring or obscuring moving elements.

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Photographing a waterfall but also have a person in foreground

I was wondering how I take a picture of a waterfall in motion but also have a person as my main subject. I know I have to use a slower shutter speed, and use a tripod to get the water in motion. How ...
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What Singh Ray filter combo should I use for very long exposure coastline and landscape photos?

I'm really interested in long exposure photography and will be shooting the coastline in the Pacific Northwest, plus landscapes mostly in Colorado. I have absolutely settled on Singh Ray filters as ...
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Issues in long exposure photography [on hold]

Yesterday i was trying to shoot night photography and my camera was on tripod. I tried to shoot with 70-200mm f2.8 tamron lens and the picture looks blurry I don't know why since the camera on tripod ...
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Haida ND 3.0 (10 stops) filter issue or normal blur?

Yesterday I had a chance to try for the first time the Haida ND 3.0 filter I bought on Amazon with my filter holder. This is this filter: Haida ND 3.0 HD2505D: ...
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Can the Nikon D7000 take more than 100 30-second exposures?

I have tried to take 180 thirty-second exposures by setting the Interval Timer in the camera to 180 and setting 30 seconds on the shutter speed and the shutter locked in continuous mode but it only ...
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Why mirror lockup on long exposures?

Often when long exposures are discussed, there is a recommendation to use mirror lockup to avoid loss of image sharpness. I fail to understand why the brief vibration, maybe half a second, could ...
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How would you set up a long-exposure shot from the computer?

I just got a USB digital microscope and I would like to setup a long exposure experiment (~5 minute capture). Unfortunately, I have no clue what software I need to have to set up a long exposure shot. ...
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Is the Gorillapod sturdy enough for super-zoom lens and long exposure?

I am interested in buying the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom to be used as a travel tripod. My camera is a D3300 together with a 35mm and a super zoom lens (still haven't decided which one to buy, but something ...
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How fast does a sensor cool down sufficiently after a long exposure?

If I am taking long exposures for star trails how long should I wait between exposures to allow the sensor to cool down?
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Shutter speed scale [duplicate]

I have been preparing a guide table for use with a 10-stop neutral density filter and ran into the following difficulty: the shutter speed scale doesn't seem to match the theoretical values. ...
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How can I take long exposures on Nikon D7000 with a wireless remote? [duplicate]

How can I take long exposures on a Nikon D7000 with a wireless remote? I've read the existing question on this, but the answers there are not working for me. "Bulb" shows up when the shutter control ...
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Simulating long exposure waterfall shots in Photoshop?

Whilst on holiday in Iceland, I forgot to buy a ND filter, which didn't allow me to take long exposure shots of waterfalls. I have a few images that I would have preferred to expose for longer but ...
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How to get longer than 8 second exposure on a Nikon coolpix p520?

I have been really into light painting but I have a Nikon coolpix p520 and the exposure can only go to 8 seconds. Is there any kind of shutter remote that is able to extend shutter speeds and that is ...
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Tips for shooting a longer exposure in a car?

For example, a shot of the driver driving but with a slight blur to the driver without the car body itself being blurred (dashboard, seats, etc). Often when I give this a try the photo results in an ...
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Why do light sources appear as stars sometimes?

See for example this photo: From my experience, the longer the exposure the stronger can this effect be observed. Is this correct? Are there any other factors that influence the creation of these ...
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Hi everyone, DAY time long exposure [duplicate]

I have a question regarding Day time long exposure: I have a canon 70d 50mm 1.8 lens and 18-135mm; when I try to shoot a long exposure during the day iso 100, f16 mode BULB.......the picture is white ...
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How to take extremely long (multiple month) exposure photos?

Was just going through an article where it was mentioned that Michael Wesely took a photo of a building being destructed and constructed and the shutter was open for 34 months. How is it possible to ...
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Why does storing a long exposure photo take almost as long as the exposure time itself?

Last night I took some night sky shots, and I've noticed that with long exposure times (15s, 30s) the time it took to store the images in the camera memory card (jpeg) took roughly as long? The ...
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Slow image review after long exposure shot [duplicate]

When I use the Bulb function for long exposure shots on my Canon 60D, I find the Image Review afterwards takes for ever to appear... the camera displays 'busy' for nearly as long as the exposure ...
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Which filter would I use for daytime lightning long exposure? [duplicate]

I'm new to the photography scene and although I managed to take a reasonable night time lightning strike on long exposure, during the daytime, I can't seem to get it right (too bright) and a friend ...
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How can I take long exposures using a Nikon D7000 with wireless remote?

I have recently tried to take pictures of stars using my wife's D7000, but I couldn't get it to expose for more than 30 sec. In my old D70 I used the wired remote to do long exposures, but now I have ...
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Controlling style of motion blur in long exposure photos?

I have a potential assignment shooting an underground punk band doing typical punk band things like smashing guitars and other equipment. They want a "grungy" underground photo of them being "aggro" ...
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Panasonic GH3 bulb setting without remote?

I'm trying to use the bulb setting for a 20 minute exposure on my Panasonic GH3. Too long to hold the button down and Lumix Link, the android app, can't do it, as best I can tell. Short of buying a ...
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Where do we focus when shooting cars in a street?

f I just want to put the camera at night at the corner of a street to get long exposure effect of the cars that are moving for their car lights, What is the focus settings I should use? Should I also ...
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What could I do to take a better picture of this outdoor fountain at night?

I was practicing with long exposure on this water fountain and here is what I got. I would like to know what mistakes do you see I have made and how to improve such a shot? In this location if it were ...
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How is a Bulb mode enabled for a Canon EOS 70D?

I've owned a Canon EOS 70D for two weeks, but when I wanted to make a long exposure of the Geminid meteors I couldn't find the BULB Mode. Only a maximum of 30s shutter speed. So my question is: Is ...
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Long exposure mode in Nikon with a Remote shutter control

I want to learn and do some long exposure photography from cars in highways, etc. So I got a wireless remote shutter control! Now in the settings of the camera I see two options, one says Long ...
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Can I reproduce a photo taken with a larger sensor by converting camera settings to their equivalents?

I was going through Flickr looking at photos taken with a Canon SL1 and came across a cityscape photo taken at night with a very dark sky. The photo is beautiful. Using the kit lens, the settings ...
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How to make a long-expodure photo [duplicate]

How can i make a long-exposure image like this : http://elliott.org/blog/30-worst-cities-for-traffic-in-america/ For that task, do i need a special camera or can i do it with andtoid app ?
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How was this long exposure photo taken?

How was this long exposure shot by Darren Moore taken? https://secure.flickr.com/photos/61094835@N07/13534638135/ Apparently these stones are in the sea: ...
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Background blur vs. frozen object in long exposure flash photography

I recently watched Adorama's video on rear curtain sync flash photography. At 4.12 to 4.42, the presenter claims that when using front-curtain sync, the background/long exposure blur will be put on ...
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How does long exposure photography work on digital cameras?

For analog photography it's pretty easy, the film is exposed to light during the exposure time, but what about digital sensors ? As far as I know a sensor can't "be exposed" for a long period of ...
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How do I focus in low light for long exposures?

I've been trying to take some long exposure shots at night with my Canon 450D. The problem I'm having is that I can't seem to get a shot in focus. The low light conditions prevent AF from working at ...
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Long Exposure shot - subject too bright

While I was on holiday, I tried to make use of my tripod to take a long exposure shot of Lago di Ledro. I put my Nikon d3300 on shutter priority with ISO of 100/200 and ss of a few seconds, however ...
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How can I improve this long exposure image? [closed]

I'm new to photography. I am trying to take a long exposure image of this nice water fountain with a Canon T5i. How can I improve it?
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Difference between long exposure in a dim room Vs. short exposure in a well-lit room (using a tripod, ISO 100)

I'm trying to photograph a painting without using any lighting equipment, just the natural light in the room on a cloudy day (i.e, little or no direct sunlight). I am shooting straight on with a ...
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Exposure shooting youth sports during a sunny day [closed]

I would like to know how to prevent my photos from being dark during sunny day during a youth game. I am ising a nikon d90 shooting raw...and suggested settings would be appreciated.
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Hour long exposure of the sun

I'm attempting to do a shot without causing damage to my camera...A hour long exposure of a sunset. I've have used two pieces of welder's glass and got this shot. It caused a purple haze over a good ...
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Should I turn off in-camera long exposure noise reduction when shooting for image stacking?

I have never shot with intervalmeter for the purposes of image stacking but want to at least try. I am going to try star trails but my question is this: Should I turn off in-camera long exposure ...
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Long exposure on Canon 60D

I want to take some night shots of the sky and landscape showing up stars and cars on a distant road. I have the option to set the shutter speed to 30s, but I want to take a 2 min (or more) exposure, ...
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Low light photography with lens limitation

I was trying to take some pictures of the city night sky light with my Nikon D90 with its kit lens. Below are the settings I tried while taking pictures: F-Stop: 22 Mode: Manual I also tested with ...
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How to maximise the impact of car headlight trails in long exposure

I'm trying to do long exposure photos with car headlight trails and am finding the results a little disappointing due to the low 'impact' of the light trails. I believe there are a few things ...
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Shoot stars or planets with zoomlens.. How to compensate motion? [duplicate]

I know I have to use a wide angle lens for astrophotography, but lets assume i really want to focus on a small spot and capture very faint stars... I'd have 2 requirements that dont cope very well: ...
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How to create a ghost-like effect or shadowy figure on a photograph?

For a fantasy photo project I would like to create a ghostly atmosphere. What I have in mind is a scene with 2 characters, one of them is "real", so will be completely visible, and the other is a ...
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Why won't GIMP 2.8 open my long exposure shots?

I'm unable to edit some of my tripod and shutter release shots in GIMP 2.8.10. It only seems to affect the photos taken in bulb (full manual shutter timing) mode, where I have exposure times anywhere ...
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How to get longer exposure times with intervalometer for Fujifilm HS25EXR

I'm trying to use an external intervalometer for my Fujifilm HS25EXR. It works and snaps pictures on the timer, but for some reason it won't overide the shutter speed. I'm trying to do some night sky ...
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Steel wool photography: how to obtain lots of sparks?

what's the secret to get lots of sparks from the steel wool in this type of photography? My steel wool usually stops sparking after 7-8 seconds. I think this one sparked for a longer time!
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Does a Fujifilm FinePix have a long exposure feature?

I own a Fujifilm Finepix s2980 and I can't find the long exposure. I would like to know if I have this feature or not in my camera.
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How to set shutter time on an Android phone?

I am trying to make a LED Pen as shown here. For this I require a camera that allows exposure time of ~20s. I don't own a SLR/DSLR/Digital camera. I have a 5MP camera on my phone. I wanted to ask if ...
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Techniques used in long exposure in a forest

I stumbled upon a photo and am intrigued at what the photographer do to achieve this result. tree in forest I know there will be much processing involved but to achieve a decent photo that is ...