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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How can I improve my milky way photographs?

I am new to the astrophotography world. My camera is a Canon SL2 and I use a Tokina 11-16mm trying to shoot the milky way at 14mm I noticed that my milky way shots do not look remotely close to some ...
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Why are my photo's not so sharp even when using a tripod?

I took the following photos yesterday to capture the shades of sunset skies. However, I am utterly disappointed with the sharpness of the overall pictures (areas in shadows particularly very soft) and ...
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Is it possible to capture milky way on Phones like PoCO F1?

I have seen multiple photographer to claim they captured milky way photograph using phone but to me it looks like overlayed using Photoshop, is it really possible to capture using phones like poco f1? ...
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How can I use the 200 seconds exposure time in Raspberry Pi HQ camera?

I would like to use the Raspberry pi HQ camera for astrophotography. I have read in the answers and comments on this question that I should be able to use a maximum exposure time of 200 seconds. This ...
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Is there any way to increase the limit of exposure time on a Canon EOS M50?

I would be interested in using my Canon EOS M50 for astrophotography, however I would like to take longer exposures than the 30 second limit. Is there any way to increase this limit beyond 30 seconds ...
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How can I fix this stuck pixel on an image taken using Nikon z6?

Settings of the image: ISO 320 f/8 15s at 70mm. Shot RAW Large. Nikon z6. The image below is zoomed in to show the stuck pixel. I noticed this blue dot and found out it is known as a stuck pixel. ...
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How to predict good waves - ebbing

I am learning photography and particularly interested in seascapes. Looking at weather reports and trying to predict nicer sunrises and sunsets is one thing i have also been learning but i cannot ...
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Decrease luminance of particular during long exposure

I am trying to shoot a building (the space needle) during night time With a shutter speed of 30s. The red light emitted by surrounding buildings has high luminance. How do I decrease the luminance ...
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Would there be a noticeable difference between long exposure and brighter light?

If I take one photo with long exposure and dimmer lights (e.g. constant lighting) and then another photo with short exposure but lights brighter to the level enough to compensate for the shorter ...
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Capturing darts in long exposure

I would like to capture the flight path of my darts in long exposure, however I don't have much experience of the technique. The flight time of the dart will be approximately 120ms, possibly slower ...
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Do i need a Grad filter along with ND for long exposures that involve the sky?

I was at a beach taking a photo of the sunset and trying to get a long exposure but the sky was too bright. If I put on a ND Filter, that would darken both the sky and foreground meaning I'd have to ...
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Why did early photographs need such long exposure times?

I recently read on Wikipedia (can also be found on other sources) that the first photographs/cameras needed exposure times of several images, sometimes up to hours. e.g. The caption for this image: ...
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Can Xray plates be used as ND filter?

Can the material used to print Xrays be used as an ND filter ? I would like to do some long exposure photography and since I am stuck at home , so was thinking if it is possible.
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Will stacking more images produce more detail in this galaxy photo?

I've just started doing a bit of astrophotography and finally after the third night of trying I found my target, the Whirlpool galaxy. I'm pleased I've managed to capture it but I'm looking into how I ...
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What's the actual process for making long exposures with an RB67 ProS and dual cable release?

I've just purchased a Mamiya RB67 ProS camera (fulfilling a long standing dream to own and use a medium format SLR). It came with a 90 mm f/3.8 Mamiya-Sekor C lens, and two 120 film backs, one for ...
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gphoto2 - interval photography with bulb mode

I discovered gphoto2 a couple of days ago and I've been digging into the documentation but I've not been able to solve my problem. I would like to create a star trail with my Nikon D3400. The camera ...
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How do Polaroid cameras determine the shutter speed and how can I manipulate this?

I am a bit confused about the shutter speed in some Polaroid cameras. Precisely, I have these models: polaroid Impulse (old) polaroid One Step 2 (new) I often read that polaroid cameras have a ...
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How to take shots like this [closed]

I want to know how to take shots like this on a motorcycle on a gopro hero 8. Is this effect done in post?
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Emulate Shutter Duration on RAW Photos using Exposure Stacking

So I've been on this problem for about a year now and haven't been able to solve it. I gave up on it a while back, but now I'm researched up and ready to get an answer. I'm trying to fake a long ...
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When zoomed in, I see red, blue and white pixels. What is the cause of this? [duplicate]

I was experimenting with the bulb mode of my Canon EOS 600D camera. I realised, in the image there were these red, blue and white pixels that are also seen in the screenshot. What is the reason that I ...
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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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