Long exposure photography is also known as time exposure photography, it can be done by increasing the duration of the shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary objects of images while blurring or smearing the moving objects. The paths of moving light sources become clearly visible in long exposure photography.
Check out the fascinating long exposure photographs below. Click on the titles for the originating author page.
This photo was taken with the natural light with about 30 seconds exposure. I setup the camera (Nikon D700 + Carl Zeiss ZF 35mm.) on tripod, then I used Nikon SB-900 speedlight for manually shooting the foreground.
It was a bit of a scramble, trying to figure out the best settings to use, as it was a bunch of trial and error. At around 30 seconds per exposure, you don’t get too many opportunities to get it right. I had a great time meeting some fun people, and witnessing a really neat event.
The famous bridge of Big Sur. I had to wait a long time in the middle of the night for this car to come along.
This photo is of Ted spinning a flaming steel wool pad over his head. Pretty impressive meteor shower, no?
In that darkest night, the Milky Way could be observed with our naked eyes. I carefully set my camera on the spot while worrying about the incoming tide, even reducing its level from time to time. My brightest wide angel is Carl Zeiss 21/2.8 and it was used in this shot for foreground. I took two shots, one with 20 minutes @ f8.0 and iso 400 to make sure the rock’s sharpness. I used hyper focus in the first shot.