If you've never played around with long exposure photography before, do yourself a favor and give it a try. If it's daylight, don't freak out, it's not necessarily a problem if you go into it prepared.
About a week ago I was out on the Washington coast with some friends and I was trying to shoot some landscape work on the beach. I was struggling; I wasn't really finding the composition that I wanted and I wasn't exactly feeling the 50mm in that moment. It was sunset and the scene was really pretty, I just wasn't hitting the shots I thought I might. After sunset, we moved to a different place along the beach and I started to play around with some long exposures and it all fell into place.
I ended up bringing home a shot that I really love, a shot that I would give serious thought to printing. All I knew was that I was liking what I was seeing in the moment. Waves crashing and flowing in around the rocks, shutter speed dragging long enough to let the motion of the waves appear as fog instead of water. When I got home, I knew that this was something I'd like to know more about.
That's where Benjamin Jaworskyj comes in. I'm a big fan of his videos, his YouTube channel, and the energy he brings to the table. This particular video has some long exposure basics (just what I was looking for) but adds the daylight factor. If you're not able to wait until dusk or not wanting to get up before sunrise this could be what you're looking for too.
Give the video a watch and leave a comment below with your long exposure experiences. Have you tried anything like this before, whether with moving water (waterfalls, ocean tides, or rivers and lakes) or with the sky (clouds and stars)? Is this something that you'd like to learn more about? These kind of images feel pretty unique to me as they are capturing time and movement in ways that I don't think we always associate with a photograph. I'm looking forward to getting out and having another go at this again soon.