When learning a new photographic technique, it typically takes quite a bit of practice time before you achieve pleasing results. With long-exposure photography, that learning time is extended because every frame can take minutes to complete. In this video from B&H, photographer Deborah Sandidge does an excellent job of accelerating the learning process thanks to in-depth explanations of strategy and set-up behind each photo presented.
In an hour and twenty minutes of well-spent time for those looking to get serious about long-exposure photography, Deborah covers an expansive set of topics. She goes over shooting at twilight, shooting in low light, how to get starburst effects by stopping down your aperture, using variable neutral density filters, using 10-stop ND filters, photographing star trails, black and white conversions, creative post processing methods, time-lapse… To be honest it reminds me of this popular bit by comedian Aziz Ansari, where if you didn’t know much about long-exposure photography– you’re now going to know everything about long-exposure photography.