Long exposure photography allows you to get some special effects to your everyday photo shoots. It basically involves setting your camera to a manual mode and slowing down the shutter speed.
- Camera (manual setting, ISO 100 or lower, 5 to 20 second exposure, F15 or higher)
- Trigger (either wired or wireless) to remotely control shutter
If you are taking long exposure shots, during the day, a neutral density (ND) lens filter is suggested if you really want to slow down the exposure. I use a 10 stop ND filter. The following carousel of day shots were taken with low ISO (say 100 or less), an exposure of 25 to 30 seconds and aperture of F20 to F22.
Another camera setting you can adjust, is the camera’s White Balance. Some of the settings I use include Cloudy, Fluorescent and adjusting Kelvin. You can test some White Balance settings until you get the desired effect.
Daytime long exposure shots can be taken without a tripod as well. This shot was exposed at 1/15/second, ISO 200, F25 with a 105mm lens. Make sure you hold the camera steady and have your VR setting on.