A to Z Challenge: T is for Time Exposure
Welcome to today’s post for the great Blogging A to Z Challenge!
Today is T is for Time Exposure.
Time exposure photography is also called long exposure. Basically it “involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-exposure_photography)
I know you all have seen pictures like this. You can do this with night photography, you can create what is called “light painting”, where you move a light around in a dark room to create patterns, and you can do cool things with water blurring.
I have never tried pictures like this before. To do it right, you definitely need a tripod, or something to set your camera on so it doesn’t move.
I’m going to try some light painting. I need to find something to put the old camera on and will experiment with shutter speeds to see what works best. I uses a box to put the camera on, and some candles. It was kind of fun!
1 second exposure
2 seconds exposure
3.2 seconds exposure
Also 3.2 seconds exposure
4 seconds exposure
5 seconds exposure
6 seconds exposure
And finally, 8!!! 8 seconds exposure!! Bwaaa haa haa haa!!!
Here’s a good tutorial site for light painting: http://digital-photography-school.com/light-painting-part-one-the-photography/
Want to know more? This is an excellent tutorial site for time/long exposure photography: http://www.bwvision.com/complete-guide-long-exposure-photography-2016-edition/
To see some more cool examples of time exposure photography, go to http://digital-photography-school.com/long-exposure-photography/
And here are some great examples of real light painting: http://lightpaintingphotography.com/