Thursday, September 22, 2011
Long Exposures In Bright Sun
Everybody loves long exposures, right? You go out at night and open your shutter for a few minutes and let star trails or headlights or a simple moonlit landscape light up your sensor. Long exposures are a great way to bend time and motion and make them work within the confines of a still photograph, creating something that we humans just can't see with the naked eye. But what if you want to make long exposures sometime other than nighttime? What if you want to make long exposures during the day? Well thankfully Scott Kelby has recently posted a great video on exactly that subject at the Weekly Photo Tips blog. There are lots of tricks that help, but you definitely need a good neutral density filter and a tripod. Watch the video to see how Scott goes so far as to make a two-minute long exposure on a sunny day.