[...] in general, the goal of Slow Photography is to capture photos that celebrate the passage of time. You can do that by taking photos that show time passing, like the long-exposed streak of a train across the plains; or you can spend a long time preparing to snap your shutter, such as the ornithologist who waits for four hours to glimpse a yellow-bellied sapsucker.

This one is a good little introductory article to long exposure photography, full of ideas and inspiration. The main points are portraits, landscapes, and macros. And the tips for each point are directed toward capturing long exposures in those given situations.

With the cheap fast lenses available today, it’s easy to ignore this area of your shutter speed setting. If you haven’t done so yet, maybe get out there and try your hand at it.

Do we have any long exposure fans in the crowd? Do you guys have additional tips? Or perhaps some cool photos to share in the comments?

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We all love good high-ISO capability, but the fact is that good or not, low-light shots look much better when shot at low ISO and long shutter speeds. You can’t always do that of course (especially if you want to freeze movement), but for low light your best bet is to break out that tripod, and that’s no matter what camera you’ve got.


March 2, 2010 1:30 pm

I’m actually a fan of low-ISO capabilities. One of my favorite films to shoot with is rated at ISO12. And I’m looking forward to shooting some paper negatives at around ISO6. I haven’t done any long exposures with my slow film yet, but here are a few on “regular speed” film with the Diana+ pinhole option:

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March 2, 2010 11:21 pm

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