In order to capture a moving street shot, I turned to long exposure. To really see the lights and energy of the scene, I wanted to elongate the action. Here’s the logic I applied to the shot. First I set the camera to manual mode to avoid any significant settings changes from shot to shot. […]
My name is Mark Gvazdinskas (AKA “Silent G”) and one small piece of dark glass has changed my photography and how I see the world. Forever. I’m a landscape, architectural and concert photographer based in San Luis Obispo, California. When I’m not shooting product or working with other photographers at Really Right Stuff you can […]
I must admit… I dig long exposure (particularly light painting). I’m also into time-lapse. It takes a lot for me to give to a Kickstarter campaign (particularly if I don’t know the folks). It takes even more for me to write about it (guys, this better work… or we’ll have issues). Okay, disclaimers aside… I […]
Editor: We’re honored to have an excerpt from Photofocus team member Nicolesy. She’s just released a great new book and video series called Landscape Photography. __________________ Watch Nicole share her entire process for developing an image using Lightroom. She shares her workflow for landscape photography. Be sure to check out Nicole’s new book Landscape Photography. Get a […]
When using ND filters, you can’t get away from doing a little bit of math to figure out what your exposure will be. Cameras cannot calculate exposure beyond 30 seconds, so you need to find other ways to figure out the time for longer exposures. I use the NDTimer app with my iPhone to calculate my long […]
When photographing waterfalls and running water, one thing I know for sure is that I will be using an ND filter. These filters decrease the amount of light coming in through the lens and also come in different levels of “stops.” This means that a 3-stop ND filter will increase your exposure time by three stops, a 6-stop ND filter will increase by six stops, and so on. I currently have three ND filters in my inventory: a 3-stop, a 6-stop, and a 10-stop (named the Big Stopper).
Rich Harrington has two special guests on this week’s show. We’re joined by Dave Wilson, a freelance art photographer from Texas. Dave shares his approach to getting the best shot (no matter how many exposures it takes). Dave is a native of Scotland who likes to photograph subjects, scenes, locations and objects which symbolize Texas, the American […]