Getting Creative When Taking Long Exposure Shots

A common photography technique is to use a long exposure by manipulating your shutter speed in order to achieve certain results. You can blur the clouds in the sky or a flowing river for example. You can also capture very dark scenes, like the night sky or indoors with minimal lighting. As i was practicing this technique, I challenged myself to get creative while taking some long exposure shots.

Creative Long Exposure

Creative Long Exposure

Creative Long Exposure

Most of my shots involved having a dark area where a subject waved a light source around in order to create interesting light patterns. This next photo, however, was different. We wanted to see if we could capture the same subject in several locations in one long exposure shot. The result turned out perfect for the Halloween season:

Creative Long Exposure

Creative Long Exposure

A few similar examples from other photographers:

https://www.jotform.com/photography/45-astonishing-long-exposure-photos/

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