Photographing in the manual mode allows you complete control over the photographic process and all the camera settings. Shutter speed, in particular, is one setting that allows you to explore a lot of creative ways to capture photos.
While fast shutter speed is great to freeze motion, slow shutter speed can capture motion in remarkable ways. In this post, we'll look at seven creative effects that you can achieve using slow shutter speed or long exposures.
If long exposure photography interests you, and you want to learn how to create magical long exposure shots, do take a look at Kent DuFault's guide to long exposure photography. But for now, let's see what you can do with long exposures! Do give these ideas a try.
1. Light Trails
You can read more about capturing light trails here.
2. Silky Water
To learn more about capturing silky water, check out the post here.
3. Light Painting
4. Silky Clouds
Read the post here to learn more about capturing clouds.
5. Star Trails
Learn how to photograph star trails here.
To learn more about panning, check out this post.
7. Ghost Effect
Get Started With Long Exposure Photography
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, do check out Kent DuFault's 119-page comprehensive guide that will teach you everything you need to know about long exposure photography. Click here now to check it out.