As a photographer who prefers a simplified and sometimes a minimalistic approach to photography, I stopped using photo filters a long time ago. I find that filters complicate the process of taking photos, plus most of the effects I can replicate in editing tools such as Photoshop and Lightroom. The only filter that can not be fully replaced […]
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Here is an example of a super long exposure I did in Paris:
Step 1. Find a nice framing to take your photo, it will work if you have water and nice dramatic clouds.
Step 2. Here is the most important part; the settings: aperture at f/16, ISO 50 (or the lowest possible depending on your camera), set your camera in manual mode, bulb mode if you can so you just have to use a remote and press one time to start to take the photo and press a second time to stop taking the photo, I do it for about 3 minutes exposure. Obviously I use a ND filter 10 stops and for the focus I use the manual focus around 5 meters from the camera.
Step 3. Then I do some magic in Lightroom and you have your very long exposure shot. The important thing is to be very well set up.
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