5 Free E-Books on Long Exposure Photography


Long exposure photography isn't just fun but a great learning experience as well. It not only allows you to capture images that are uniquely different from your ‘usual' photography but also helps you gain a deeper understanding of light in photography. From capturing light trails and silky water to panning and light painting, there's a lot that slow shutter speed allows you to achieve.

In this post, we have put together free guides from Photzy to help you with long exposure photography. This list is a great resource if you've been looking to get started with long exposure photography. Do check them out!

If long exposure photography really interests you, and you want complete training to master the technique, take a look at Kent DuFault's guide to long exposure photography.

photo by aliis sinisalu
Photo by Aliis Sinisalu

1. Quick Guide to Long Exposures

This guide gives you a quick introduction to long exposure photography. It talks about the various camera settings that are important in achieving long exposure shots and how they affect the final image. You also get a brief idea about what kind of images you can create using long exposures.

2. How to Effectively Convey Motion

Conveying motion is one of the main features on long exposure photography. This guide by photographer Karlo de Leon not only looks at long exposure photography as a means of conveying motion through your photographs but also other ways like freezing motion, and how it all affects a viewer's perception of an image.

3. How to Photograph the Milky Way

We have all seen photographs of the Milky Way in the night sky and been fascinated by them. While it requires a bit of an effort to create a good shot of the milky way, it can be totally worth it when you do end up with a great image. This step-by-step guide by photographer Jason D. Little will teach you exactly how to create one.

4. Using Motion in Landscapes

Long exposures can do wonders to a landscape photograph if you are able to capture motion in the frame. Moving water, clouds, fog or mist, and foliage are the elements you can look for to add that extra magic to your landscape shot. Photographer David Veldman will teach you exactly how to achieve that in this guide.

5. 5 Things You Didn't Know About Camera Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is the main camera setting that chiefly affects the outcome of a long exposure photograph. In this guide, you will learn 5 things you probably didn't know about camera shutter speed and how it ultimately affects an image. Do check it out to see if you know all the 5 points discussed in there!

Create Amazing Long Exposure Photographs

Long exposure photography is a simple technique that can make your photos stand out. If it interests you, and you want to learn how to create magical long exposure shots, check out Kent DuFault's 119-page comprehensive guide, over at Photzy, that will teach you everything you need to know about long exposure photography. Click here now to check it out.

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Ritesh has been photographing since 2010 and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. You can see his photography on Flickr or on his website.

Hi Ritesh,

I have summarise the content on my page for the interested photographers to follow the links given. Hope this will be useful to many upcoming photographers. Thanks a lot with warm regards,

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