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Understanding Exposure

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Understanding Exposure

The Exposure Triangle is one of the fundamentals of photography, it is about three things - aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. These are the three variables that determine the exposure of a photograph. There must be a balance between all three of these elements to achieve an accurately exposed image. If one of these settings is changed without adjusting at least one of the others, then this will undoubtedly affect the image, usually in terms of either brightness, colour range/quality or depth of field.  APERTURE The aperture controls the amount of light coming into the lens. Similar to the human eye, the camera lens has...

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Back from a little hiatus. The benefits of a digital detox.

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Back from a little hiatus. The benefits of a digital detox.

Previously, I have been covering the topic of long exposure photography as a creative process, the equipment required and basic technique. Recently, however, I have taken a hiatus from social media as I felt I was in need of a digital detox to refresh, rejuvenate and reconnect. As a result of this detox, I want to write about social media, namely Instagram, which is my primary social media platform to share my photography.  I have had this blog post sitting as a draft for months as it has been on my mind for a while but I just wasn’t sure how to articulate...

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Long Exposure Photography - Part Three

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Long Exposure Photography - Part Three

In the last few weeks, I have been covering the topic of long exposure photography. The first post covered long exposure photography as a creative process and last week l looked at the equipment required to take long exposures. I received a private message on Instagram recently regarding the camera settings associated with long exposure photography. So I decided to devote part three of this series to cover both settings and technique. SETTINGS The settings I recommend for long exposures are basically the same settings I recommend for landscape photography generally: camera set to bulb mode (otherwise manual if you don’t have a remote or don’t...

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Long Exposure Photography - Part Two

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Long Exposure Photography - Part Two

So last week I wrote a blog post about long exposure photography and the reasons I love it as a creative process and technique. If you haven’t read it then you can take a look here. This week I want to provide a quick overview of the equipment required in order to create long exposures. A quick caveat is that I receive no sponsorship or benefit from the brands that I currently use. I will be reviewing equipment in the near future, so watch this space.  1. Camera Clearly having a camera seems rather obvious but if you are about to...

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Long exposure photography

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Long exposure photography

This is the first post in a series that will discuss long exposure photography - the reasons I love it, the technique behind it and the photographic opportunities it provides.  From the moment I took my first long exposure photograph, I fell in love with this photographic technique. In its simplest form, long exposures are photographs taken while using a slower shutter speed allowing the image to be created over a period of time.  The length of time the shutter can remain open for is dependent on the available light, the use of Neutral Density filters, ISO and aperture. I...

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