Have you ever noticed how silky and dreamy water and clouds look in certain photographs? If the answer is yes, we bet that you are curious about how those stunning looks are achieved. Even though when they seem to be unreal and out of this world, those effects on the water and clouds are almost entirely achieved inside the camera, and today we are going to introduce you to the heart and soul of that kind of imagery, Long Exposure Photography. I remember the hideous pictures I was creating right after I began to understand how light behaves and how aperture controls the amount of light that went through my camera. The reason I was taking funny looking photographs was that I thought that with just a regular tripod and with the slowest aperture value in my lenses I was going to capture beautiful, dreamy photographs, but I couldn't have been more wrong.