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Day time Long Exposure photography tutorial

For a daytime long exposure shoot you need a ND Filter. You will also need a remote shutter release and a timer. You can get an ND filter here, make sure its the right size for your lens. For this shoot I use a B+W ND 3.0 Filter. This is reduces the light by 10 stops. You can use different filters depending on the look you are trying to achieve.

Some high end remotes have a built in timer, mine does not so I use my cell phone.

Remember to set up your shot before putting the filter on. It can be extremely hard to see with it on, they tend to be really dark.

Always cover the view finder, your camera came with this little black piece of plastic, thats what its for, this will avoid any light getting in through the view finder to get the perfect exposure.

Set your camera on manual mode and find bulb mode by adjusting your shutter speed (this can be found past the 30 second mark). This will allow you to shoot for any length of time as opposed to 30 seconds or less.

Get comfortable and start shooting you can adjust you F-Stop and time accordingly.

Remember to experiment and have fun out there. You can get extremely creative with this and come up with amazing photographs.

Click on the video below to see how I do it. Enjoy peeps.

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  • John Dolores says:

    There is no need to block the viewfinder eye-piece if you shoot in manual mode. The stray light that enters through the eye-piece effects the metering, not the sensor.