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Making Long Exposures without a Tripod

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A fun technique when shooting water is to go for the long exposure.  The water goes silky and becomes great to look at.  For many, this type of shooting means a solid tripod and a remote release.  But what happens if you don’t own those items (or have them with you)?  That’s easy…  improvise.
  • Put the camera in manual mode and set it on a flat surface like a bench, garbage can, or railing.
  • Set your aperture to the smallest aperture you have.
  • Attach a ND filter if you have one.
  • Set the timer delay on the camera.  This way after you push the button to release the shutter, the camera will wait a few seconds before firing (this will stabilize the shot).
  • Turn on in-camera noise reduction.
  • Fire away.

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Making Long Exposures without a Tripod Republished by Richard Harrington

Posted by: Richard Harrington on Dec 17, 2012 at 6:50:00 am AdobeMotion Graphics

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