Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
I always like to take a look at the finished shot and just evaluate what worked well and what didn't. We did a lot of experimentation on this shoot with different settings. And this particular scene is one of the most experimental, so there's plenty to learn. The longer exposures here in the ten second range or so create nice streaks of energy. The real short exposures, while noise-free, just don't feel that special. Where it becomes problematic are some of the longest exposures. While the lighting looks super cool, you see that it's just impossible to get rid of the noise in the sky.
And it becomes particularly problematic as the sky gets darker and darker. So with these long exposures, which work best for night time photography, it appears to me that the sweet spot is somewhere between 10 and 15 seconds for this particular camera. Depending upon the censor size and low light performance of the camera you're shooting with, you might get some other options. Overall, this feels like a viable technique that I could use in my arsenal, and I'm going to continue to explore with longer exposures. While this is not the true hyper lapse approach of GPS-based distance, these long exposures are a lot of fun.
So feel free to bring out your traditional intervalometer and simply dial in a long exposure time, and see if you can create some smooth streaks of light that feel very flowing as you move from one shot to the next.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
180 Video lessons · 66298 Viewers
64 Video lessons · 90408 Viewers
86 Video lessons · 59062 Viewers
103 Video lessons · 27519 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.