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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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Astrophotography with a telescope — fewer long exposures or more shorter exposures for astrophotography?

I have an 8" GSO Dobsonian (1200mm focal length) telescope and I use a Nikon D5500 with a UHC (ultra-high contrast) broadband filter. I connect my camera with a 32 n 42 mm telephoto lens. Can I take ...
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How can I get a clear subject with motion-blurred (traffic trails) background?

I wanted to take a photo of my brother with traffic trails behind him. Now even when I was using a tripod, and A/F was correct, I still couldn't get the subject to be sharp, despite using a self timer ...
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Why are my long exposure sky shots out of focus? [duplicate]

If you take a look at a few of long exposure sky photos at Flickr, I think the context and content of the photo is okay, they are just all blurry. I'm using a tripod, 15 second exposure with a 18mm ...
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Long Image processing time after shutter is closed [duplicate]

I have a entry level dslr (Nikon D3300) and was practicing long exposure photography. I noticed one behviour from the camera and was inquisitive whether this can be tweaked in any way: I kept the ...
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Does front-curtain sync put blur in front of an object, and rear-curtain sync behind it?

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 can I take a long-time exposure of water without a grey filter?

I would like to take some long-time exposure images from rivers and lakes, but I do not own a grey filter. That results in overexposed images, up to complete white images. Thus two questions: How can ...
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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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How can I know how long a long exposure needs to be without relying on the light meter? [duplicate]

The built in light meter for my Canon EOS Rebel T5 doesn't seem very good. It'll tell me that 30 seconds will overexpose my photo every time. I want to be able to do 1-8 minute exposures and have a ...
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How do I meter for long exposures (10+ minutes)?

One of my longstanding interests is long exposure night photography. However, many of the situations where I am shooting require exposure lengths on the order of 10 minutes, which is far beyond what ...
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Astrophotography exposure setting for noise reduction

I was on a hiking for a week into the dense forest of Western Ghats with my Sony slt a58. I am into Astrophotography. The place was absolute black with millions of stars. The perfect place for ...
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Why is there a red overlay in my night photographs? [closed]

When I import my photographs I have taken at night, long exposures, it looks like get have a red overlay when I open them. I shoot with a Canon 50d and they look great on the display. This is a recent ...
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What is this bright squarish pattern that I'm getting in long exposure images?

I took few long exposures of the night sky yesterday. I know about the hot pixels those appear brighter with longer exposures but this seems to be something different. Can anybody tell what it is? ...
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Why do I never see HDR done with nighttime photography when the moon is in the frame?

Whenever I see nighttime long exposures with the moon, the moon is always way overexposed. I understand it's a bright object, but why don't I ever see HDR done to compensate for that? Does it look ...
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Why does photographing the Milky Way require short exposure, when star trails need long exposure?

I can't understand — how do they work differently? I mean, when 2 secs exposure is required for photographing milky way, while 30 mins exposure is needed for photographing star trails, why isn't the ...
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How to prevent hot pixels? [duplicate]

I've just returned from a trip. One of the locations was very dark site. I took a photo with 4 minutes exposure for the foreground. The photo came out unusable. There are so many red, green, and ...
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Using long exposures to make videos? [closed]

I would like to make a video that essentially shows a long exposure progressing as it is exposed. Essentially it would be initially dark and gradually get lighter. Lights that pass in front of the ...
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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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How can I get long exposure for star photography with a Nikon Coolpix P900?

I own a Nikon Coolpix P900. I'm still fairly new to photography but I'm interested in learning about photographing the stars. I've read that the best settings to do this are to have an aperture of ...
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Why can't some cameras have bigger maximum exposure times?

Why can't, for example, a smartphone camera have longer exposure times (like 10s or more), does it have some hardware limitations that would damage the phone, like, overheat the sensor or something ...
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Canon Remote Switch RS60 E3 not working as expected

Canon Remote Switch RS60 E3 is not working as expected on my Canon 60D when I try to take a long exposure shot. Here is what is happening- I set the camera to bulb mode and lock the remote to start ...
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How do I get correct exposure for long shutter times in bulb mode?

How do I take a very long exposure shot from EOS M? I see when i reduce the shutter speed to bulb setting, i see the picture is completely over exposed.
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What's the relationship between chromatic aberration, ISO and long-exposure noise reduction?

I took a photo that has what seems like chromatic aberration. It's a purple color at the left and bottom edges, especially at the bottom-left corner: This is a 30-second exposure at ISO 3200 with ...
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Can I use the Nikon ML-L3 remote to do long exposures with a D5200?

Can I use the Nikon ML-L3 Remote Control to take 10-15 minute exposures with my Nikon D5200? If yes, then must I keep the remote pressed during that entire period, or can I lock it somehow and press ...
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Is there a way to press once to start and a second time to end bulb mode on a Canon Rebel T3?

I have a Canon Rebel T3. While the shutter speed is set to bulb, can I set it that so when I press the shutter release, it will open, and then press again to close? As it is now I have to continuously ...
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Time-varying artifacts in long exposure: is it the sensor?

I have just made my first attempt to photograph the International Space Station, and I clearly need to improve my technique. Here are the details: Body: Canon EOS-M (1) Lens: EF-M 55-200mm at 200m, ...
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How can I recreate this glowing light effect?

How to have a glowing light ray effect outside some object like in this photo Edit Using photoshop to get this effect ?
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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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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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Why is my picture of a house and night sky blurred, even though I'm using a tripod and remote? [duplicate]

so I tried to take pictures of a house and the night sky, but everything came out very blurry no matter what I used I shot at 30 sec exposure, F 3.5, ISO 3200 on a tripod using remote
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Why are my night photos so dark after importing to my computer?

Normally I will shoot photos late at night using long exposures. On the camera, the photos look great... you can see the stars bright and clearly as well as the landscape. But after importing it into ...
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How does the Neewer brand wireless external shutter release for Nikon D5100 work?

Ok, time has come to buy external shutter release. I have Nikon D5100, and I looked at nikon official page, they offer wireless shutter release, and cable release. Unfortunately, wireless release is ...
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How to recover images on card that I used for long exposures [duplicate]

I recently shot many long exposures with my sony A7s. I was very impatient about letting the camera process each image. Instead of waiting I kept pressing buttons. When I first tried to replay the ...
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My DSLR always says “subject is too dark” — how can I get started with night photography?

I'm a real beginner at photography, but over this past year I've been trying to teach myself little tricks here and there. Currently I want to start trying out night photography. However, despite ...
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How do I focus while using an intervalometer?

Normally when I shoot 20- or 30-second exposure pictures, I use a timer--I first focus on a light source and then change the focus towards whatever I want to shoot. But this technique is not working ...
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Black sky for night long exposure

I have recently started DSLR photography, and love taking long exposures of the night sky. I would like to have the sky be black, instead of blue, seen here: https://flic.kr/p/xRVXcw I have a Nikon ...
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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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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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How can I make a photo with blurred people but a sharp background? [duplicate]

I am trying to achieve the type of photo where the people/moving parts of the photograph are virtually invisible, but the static background is perfectly sharp. For example, I am taking a photo ...
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Does long exposure cause hot pixels in photos?

Today, I was taking some shots of night sky. For each, I had 20 sec exposure. During picture review, I found a red dot which is referred as "Hot Pixel" according to some people on the Internet. ...
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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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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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Does long exposure affect the sharpness of a picture, assuming no camera shake?

Assuming that the camera does not shake during long exposure photography, How does the sharpness of the image get affected? Would it be more sharp, less sharp, or remain the same?
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How can I avoid noise (white dots all over the picture) with GoPro Hero4's nightlapse mode? [closed]

I have been testing my GoPro Hero4 Black's Nightlapse mode to take night sky photos and i am getting a lot of noise (lots of white dots all over the picture). I'm using the Max 30 secs exposure time ...
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Irregular remote control behavior during long exposure?

I have a remote control to trigger the taking of a picture. It came with the camera and has one simple button. I put the camera in Manual mode, 2s Delay Remote, and set the shutter speed to "Time." To ...
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How do I practice with a ND filter?

I am headed out soon (a few weeks) on a trip that will include waterfalls, beaches, and a volcano. I've read about neutral density filters and got a set for my camera. But I'm sure there's a ...
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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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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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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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Long exposure question [duplicate]

I bought a Vario ND 2-400 filter today and tested it out. I think it goes up to +8 stops, and I was using it darkest to let less light in. I used high f stop, iso 200 and up to 10 seconds. However, ...
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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 ...