Thanks to everyone who participated, we had over 100 submissions for Junes Scavenger Hunt Photography Collab!! That makes this the biggest collab Shannon and I have hosted yet, with over twice as many photo submissions as last month!
Its awesome to see the wide range of thinking on this project, and how each person captured the subject in such wildly different, and in some cases wildly similar ways! Your creativity never ceases to amaze us on these projects, and it excites us to continue hosting these each month!! Continue reading
I’ve done a lot with Long Exposure in the past using my Canon, and typically feel quite comfortable with the idea, squeaking as much creativity out of the technique as I can at the time. However being stuck (not a bad thing by the way) with my iPhone as my main camera over the last couple weeks definitely proved to be a bit challenging, as I searched through the limited apps available frivolously spending money here and there trying to find the one that would give me the most pleasing results. Continue reading
Below is a segment of a post, our AWESOME Collab Co-host Shannon posted today to help all of you who are interested in participating in this months community project on Long Exposure Photography.
Check it out and be sure to visit her site for the rest of the article
Let me hit you with some knowledge.
Long exposure is another way of saying “keeping the shutter open for a long time”. This can be done for a few reasons – to compensate for low available light, as one of a many exposures for bracketing, or to capture the idea of motion on film…errr….sensor. Let’s look at all of these briefly, shall we?
Most DSLR cameras give us the ability to control how much light hits the camera’s sensor. We can do this by adjusting the aperture (size of the opening through which the light travels), or time value/length of exposure (the length of time the aforementioned opening stays open). The aperture size and length of time the shutter remains open will help determine the overall exposure of the image captured.
For example, this image was taken with an f/1.8, 50mm lens. The only available light was a street lamp on the other side of the road, diagonally across from the old abandoned gas station. Although this image was shot in RAW, I did not make any adjustments to the exposure while editing. The only thing I’ve done to this image is sharpen and reduce the vibrance in LR, as the original had a strong yellow cast from the lamp light. Despite being taken right around 9pm at night and being shot at 100 ISO, the wide open aperture and long exposure gave me plenty of data in the final image. (See the final edit of this photohere.)
Settings: f/1.8, 8 seconds
Dont forget to send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Count me in for Long Exposures” in the subject line if you want to participate in the project.
Turns out our email servers have been down!! So for all of you who are participating in Shannon and My community project working with Long Exposures this month, if you sent an email to any of the @nickexposed.com emails, chances are we didn’t receive it.
We will be working on getting these kinks worked out, but until then please either re-submit your photo entries, or re-send your email stating you will be participating in the project to email@example.com
With the new site comes all sorts of new bugs haha, so we appreciate your patience, and are excited to hear from you and have you in on all the project fun!!