As part of my continued growth I attended a workshop with a meet-up group for the ever popular long-exposure photography, in daylight, which I’ve seen can produce amazing results.
I couldn’t wait to start creating images with silky smooth water and clouds rushing across the sky. Yippee!
We practiced with using 10—stop neutral density LEE filters which, just for background information, works to block out light entering the camera.
I started off by composing the image without the filter in aperture priority (to get the correct light metering) and then added the filter and changed the setting to manual, and set the required exposure. I also used the lowest ISO – 100.
I played around with the shutter speed (between 30 seconds and using the BULB function – to be used if the shutter is held for longer than 30 seconds). The use of a tripod and shutter release are essential when doing long exposure photography as both pieces of equipment are vital in providing a sturdy platform.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t much wind and movement in the clouds that day so I didn’t get the ‘clouds rushing across the sky’ look that I was hoping for, but still plodded along and made do with the weather conditions that we had.
I was able to make colour cast adjustments in photoshop as I shot the images using RAW. I’m still practising so would love to hear if you have any tips on ways to improve long-exposure photography.
Peace and love guys,