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How to take a bulb mode shot of a road in day light? [duplicate]

I need to take the photo of the trailing vehicles on road at day time. I tried a shot in bulb mode at 100 ISO and f/22 of a road in daytime. But that photo is too bight(link below). How can i get the ...
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How can I take a photo using a slow shutter speed without it being overexposed? [duplicate]

When I try to take a picture using a slow shutter speed in daylight it is overexposed. How can I change the settings so it isn't overexposed?
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how do I long expose in harsh light for a lake view? [duplicate]

I have this problem of long exposure in harsh light. This in a lake side where I wanted to get that silky movement of water with a stone in foreground. However, since the daylight was harsh my images ...
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What technique and camera settings should I use to capture lightning strikes?

I enjoy getting images of different types of weather and would really like to capture some good lightning shots. I have a feeling that I should be stopping down a bit and taking somewhat long ...
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When should you use a normal flash vs a second-curtain flash?

There have been many questions lately that focus on improving the quality of the image taken, where the answers circle around using a second-curtain flash to reduce blur and freeze motion. Why not ...
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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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How can I depict vehicle traffic during daytime in a long exposure without washing out the vehicles?

I would like to take a picture of a street during the day to depict how much traffic and cars there are on the street. Is there anyway to do this with a long exposure photograph? I have a Nikon D90 ...
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Why is my long exposure shot all white?

I went to shoot a long exposure shot with my Nikon D70s. I had it set on bulb mode with an aperture of f/8. Yet when I go back to see the picture, it is simply all white. What did I do wrong, or what ...
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What filter should be used to lengthen exposure?

I would like to take long exposure shots in the day, but I just can't imagine how to do it because even fireworks (night shot) exposed for more than five seconds are too bright. I did some research, ...
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How do I lengthen shutter speed with out washing out the picture?

I read this question, and I tried some long exposure shots myself. Every one of my shots though, is washed out. How do I achieve a long shutter speed while keeping the lighting looking natural?
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How properly expose a long exposure in daylight?

I was shooting some lake waves with some nice color in them, and I wanted to do a long exposure to smooth out the wave and color, similar to the effect you see from a long exposure of whitewater or a ...