Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Using long exposures to blur motion, part of Landscape Photography: Night Landscape.
- We made a quick stop on our drive home because…we found this cool opportunity along…this back country road.…There's a Geo-thermal power plant up there and…it's putting up these great plumes of steam.…And it's lit up with these, y'know, yellowy orange lights.…And so this is a perfect opportunity to take advantage…of a really cool aspect of night photography.…The fact that fast-moving subject matter,…such as the plumes of steam rising from that…Geo-thermal power plant,…will be rendered as this really interesting blur…when shot with a longer exposure time.…
Plus, since they're backlit by the orangey yellow…lights it's gonna color that plume of steam…and make it look really, really interesting.…Additionally, we've got a cool set-up here…with a lot of good perspective elements…and leading lines.…We have the road going off in the distance.…We have the electrical power poles on either side…leading back and they're gonna be back-lit.…So this is just a lot of really cool elements for…this sort of night landscape photo that has this…
- Finding compositions
- Exposing and focusing at night
- Creating an image with reflections
- Using long exposures to blur motion
- Painting with light
- Shooting with a full moon
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Preparing for a Night Shoot
2. Photographing at Night
3. Painting with Light
Light painting with a flash6m 37s
4. Shooting with a Full Moon at Night
5. Photo Review
A review of key images8m 45s
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