Slow down your shutter speed for creative, expressive images
The big attraction of long exposures for photographer Deborah Sandidge is the creation of expressive, often surreal images that stand far apart from the usual.
« Long exposures are particularly effective for travel photography, » Deb says, « because most people tend to take the same types of images on their travels. But with long exposures, you’re going to get a very different look. »
We’re guessing that when it comes to shutter speed, you favor the fast. In fact, it seems that most often we’re out to freeze the action, stop the motion and catch the moment, and to do that we’re setting shutter speeds in the 1/500-, 1/1000- and 1/2000-second range. But there’s another side to the exposure coin. Call it the « not so fast » side; or, more accurately, the « way slow » side.
Slow down your shutter speed—really slow it down—and you’ll be…
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