Questions tagged [long-exposure]

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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Lumix GX8: How set long shutterspeed on electronic shutter?

The camera allows me only 1" when electronic shutter speed is on. Need 24" for stars, but that's possible only in mechanical shutter mode. Would like to avoid shaking. Is there any workaround ? ...
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Reciprocity failure of Rollei Retro 80S at extreme long times

I am planning to do some night shots and wanted to use Retro 80S. But I couldn't find anything on the films reciprocity failure...with a few seconds, doubling the time will probably work, but with ...
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Is this long-exposure artifact a sensor defect or light leak?

I am shooting on the Nikon D800. I suspect it has a sensor defect because there is a very uniform artifact, in my images. It looks unlike a light leak as it's always in the same position and has the ...
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Long exposures create red noisy glow.. but only with one of my lenses. Why?

I recently started having a problem with long exposure (30 sec +) photos having a pattern of red noise. The problem started in the middle of a camping trip - long exposure pictures looked fine one ...
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How to achieve this low light/long exposure scribble lights effect but the subject remains steady/focused?

The photographer said it was done by using the built in flash, that's it and he never explained the process. Does anyone know how it was done? https://imgur.com/a/Zx1Zz3z
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Black smudges during long exposure shots? What are these called and why are they there?

I recently sold my pro camera and lens and downgraded to an Olympus mirrorless. A used lens I bought, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm, I have been doing long exposure shots with. Here is an ...
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Choosing between 9-stop and 10-stop ND filter for flowing water long exposures

I'm planning to photograph flowing river water with long exposures for a blurry effect. I currently have a 4-stop ND filter which may be good for shooting wide open in sunlight, but is probably not ...
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How can I improve my fireworks photography?

During the recent New Year's celebrations I attempted to capture some of the fireworks on display with a rather mixed bag of results that look very little like the stock imagery one associates with ...
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How can I avoid lens reflection on long exposures using ND filters?

I'm getting lens reflection when I take a long exposure and use a filter. I'm assuming it's because of the gap between the lens and filter so light gets in. See the images I've attached. I'm ...
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Long exposure with Ilford film

I like using Ilford film for street photography, and I'm starting now to use it for long exposure (mostly with large format). Ideally, I would like to obtain fairly flat images (for post-processing ...
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How to exposure stack RAW photos while also outputting a raw photo?

So I have .DNG files that I have taken from an iPhone and I'm trying to figure out how to stack them and then output the stacked photo as a .DNG file as well (or any RAW format tbh). I know how to ...
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Is it possible to make the shutter speed slower than 30 seconds on the Canon 4000D? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 4000D and I would like to take some long exposure photography. It only allows shutter speeds up to 30 seconds and I would prefer to have the ability to take shots that are exposed for 1 ...
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Exposure in Astrophotography [closed]

So, when taking a photo of the stars, I've generally taken photos at about ISO 3200, 20 seconds, f/3.5. I subsequently stack about 5 of them to get rid of the noise, which seems to work relatively ...
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Does the EXIF data “DateTimeOriginal” get recorded at the start or end of the exposure?

I am working to determine the orbit of a satellite based on a long exposure photograph, and need precise observations.
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Very long exposure with large format camera

I'm interested about long exposure (around 5min exposure) photography with large format film cameras. Apart from reciprocity failure, it seems to me that the biggest issue is stability against wind....
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How to improve my milky way shot?

After following some tutorials and some posts here, I ended up finding a camera setting where I could indeed capture the milky way. The setting I used is: ISO 6400 18 mm f/3.5 30.0 sec And this is ...
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How to shoot thinner light trails using an iphone app

I have taken several photos using an iPhone8 plus, tripod and using a procam app that allows control of the shutter speed in order to shoot light trails which I have successfully done, however the ...
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When producing prints in a darkroom, should I aim for the longest possible exposure time?

Recently I was thinking about the fact that getting longer exposure time results in less impact of the initial vibrations (because of turning on/off of the enlarger) on a print. So my idea is to dim ...
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How to get soft-blur effect on flowing water with iPhone?

I like taking pictures of flowing water on my iPhone, and I'd like to get the soft-cloudy-blur effect for the water. On a traditional lens camera, this can be done with a longer exposure time. Is this ...
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Does a long exposure in DSLR camera have a similar effect to a global shutter?

Regular DSLRs make use of mechanical shutters and progressive electrical readouts, and hence images are captured in a rolling shutter. But, when used to capture pictures with a long exposure, where ...
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Long-exposure with Raspberry Pi at night

I am working on a project that requires multiple photos of a specific building at night. I want to set up a webcam and a Rasperry Pi, and set it to take an image every 30 Minutes every night for a few ...
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What's the best quality paper to print night photos?

I am shooting numerous different types of long exposures of cityscapes. I want to know what is the best type of paper to print onto? I want to get the deepest blacks.
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Is there a way of using a square gradient filter with a circular filter system?

I'm interested about a circular filter system for (very) long exposure photography, such as the one by Formatt Hitech. However, I'd like to use a square gradient filter; they make a circular one but I ...
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Light reflections with filter stacking

I typically use multiple filters when doing long exposure. Assuming light leaks from the sides are taken care off with proper sealing, could there be light bouncing back and forth between the ...
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Any alternative for manual cable releases?

I want to do long exposures of the Perseid meteor shower this weekend using my Canon AE-1 manual film camera. I don't have a manual cable release. Are there other hacks/ways to hold the shutter open ...
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ISO to shoot very very dark object with a tripod [duplicate]

I want to take a picture of a (almost) pitch black landscape at night. Like a mountain or trees at night. The object will not be moving and I will have a tripod. I am not sure what is the best way to ...
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How to photograph laser show with long exposure while outdoors?

I want to take an image of a laser show projected in a wall. Indoors in low light I use longer exposure 1/8 or 1/25 second. Outdoors the images are completely washed out. I want to know if there is a ...
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Time limit of bulb mode in Nikon DSLR

I'm using Nikon D750. Is there a time limit as to how long we can have bulb mode on?
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Portable and sturdy tripod [closed]

I do mostly long exposure architectural photography. I've always used the Manfrotto Befree tripod, which is great because it can fit a messenger bag and I can carry it everywhere. I am ...
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Does the Metabones adapter have light leaks during long exposures?

I'm interested in tilt-shift lenses for use with a Sony a7RIII in long exposure mode. I typically do 5/6 minute long exposure and I'm worried about light leaks while using Metabones adapter. I'd ...
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Very long exposure with Ilford film

I typically do 5 or 6 minute long exposure with digital. With film, technical specs usually go up to 2 minutes. Is the formula available for computing longer exposure?
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Why is there a “ring” mark in night photos?

Recently started astrophotography with a used Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 lens purchased from the original owner. The lens is scratch free, clean, and well kept. All focus options work perfectly in manual ...
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RAW (.dng) on my Phone (OnePlus 5) vs on Picasa 3 (Noisy)

I recently took a long exposure shot of the sky at night on my OnePlus 5. The RAW image when viewed on phone turned out to be great, pitch black sky and white-red-blue stars! Pretty excited, I decided ...
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Why did my ND filter produce washed out exposures?

So I bought a set of (pretty cheap) ND filters a couple of years ago and took them on holiday to Canada with me last year. I managed to get a couple of OK shots but most of them looked something like ...
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Adapter for Zeiss 80mm planar (with Hassalblad 500)

I'd like to do IR photography as well as long exposure with my Hassie. I just both the Lee filter adapter and the Hoya 72mm IR. However, they do not fit the Zeiss lens. Do I need a different thread?
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Cheaper alternative to OEM hoods for long exposure filters

I've got several Lee filters with holder by the manufacturer. I'm looking for a hood, but the one sold by Lee is very expensive. Did anybody find a cheaper alternative?
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What is this strange light leak during long exposures?

I'm not sure why, but I'm getting, at times, images like the one below, while doing long exposure with the 15 big stopper. I had this problem today for the first time, and not with all pictures. ...
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How many stops should I compensate for with SFX200 and Hoya R72 Filter?

I recently bought both the SFX200 infrared film as well as the Hoya R72 IR filter. I searched online and I'm a bit confused about exposure compensation. With the combination above, how many ...
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What is a tracked and un-tracked image? I can't find anything about it.

I've been trying to figure out from seeing an Instagram photo where the guy made a long exposure shot combining the stars and the crashing waves into one and I can't understand how he did it. He said ...
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Long exposure and IR with Hasselblad 500cm

I have two basic questions about the Hasselblad 500cm since I could not find an answer elsewhere. Which remote cable release (possibly brand/model number) can hold the shutter down, for very long ...
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Can I stack ND Filter and Polarizer together?

I've seen some images of long exposure photography with a polarizing filter. I was wondering if I could use an ND and a polarizer together. Will the polarizer have the same effect? Will the image ...
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Object in night sky long exposure

I took this long exposure of the night sky with my phone, the exposure lasted for 5 minutes. After seeing it, I saw this weird streak going across the photo. I compared it to other long exposures on ...
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Reasonable setup for ultra long exposure for this kind of photo using Nikon D750

I'm using Nikon D750, and intend to take a ultra long exposure picture such as this (by Michael Kenna). What's is the reasonable shutter speed and aperture for that? If I use shutter speed 2 hr what ...
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What is difference between daily life photography and street photography? [closed]

This photo taken by me in Al-Hussain street in Cairo , Egypt
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How does shutter work on Canon EOS 5 film camera? Will long exposure drain the battery?

I've read somewhere that mirror is held up by some electromagnetic mechanism, and hence will drain the battery quickly when using long exposure. Is that true? It was also suggested to press shutter ...
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Why is my 2 second long exposure shot overexposed?

I have the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 and I’m kind of getting frustrated because whenever I try to do a long exposure shot it’s always blown out. I put the ISO to 200 because that’s the lowest I can go, ...
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What are the reasons for not taking super long exposures (hours) in astrophotography?

I am doing some research to get into astrophotography. Most of tutorials recommend taking multiple exposures and then stacking them. That makes me wonder: provided that the camera is on a tracking ...
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Why I'm not getting the 'trails' of the shutter drag photos?

I recently tried to do some shutter drag photography. I'm limited to the first curtain sync only, and it's not possible to use an external flash since it's a compact camera, or to trigger a flash ...
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How to remove hot pixels with a dark frame?

I took some photos at night and I didn't have long exposure noise reduction on. My photo has quite a few hot pixels, here's a 100% crop of a part of the sky: Since long exposure noise reduction is ...
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Strange fringe pattern on long exposure photo [duplicate]

While compositing a series of long exposure images, I noticed this strange fringe-like pattern getting brighter at each layer blended in "lighten" mode. It features a circle and a cross in the middle ...