However, learning to use long exposures could be handy. And that’s where this post can help!
Definition of Long Exposure
A long exposure is a timed exposure where the shutter is open for what’s considered a long duration at a speed of several seconds.
Its raison d’etre or goal is to capture and minimize static objects’ movement within the frame while blurring the elements in motion. That’s a mouthful – so what does it mean for you as a photographer?
Long exposure photography is a nifty trick to know if you shoot want to capture some motion while retaining some objects’ stillness. A good example would be a line of moving cars at night, and you want to capture the lights as streaks to depict movement.
Another example would be photographing ocean waves as they crash onto rocks or the sand. A long exposure can capture the waves’ motion in an ethereal, hazy appearance while keeping the rocks looking sharp. So how do you achieve that?