One of the first things almost everyone likes to do when they get their first real professional camera is play with taking long exposures. If you are ready to take your long exposures to the next level, this fantastic video will show you how its done and give you some helpful tips for composing better images.
Coming to you from Craig Roberts of e6 Vlogs, this great video talks about how to improve your long exposures from both a technical and artistic standpoint. Long exposures are about more than just slapping on an ND filter and going to town (fun as that may be). Because they produce results that can be wildly different from how the naked eye sees a scene, it is important to build your compositions and make creative decisions with the result in mind. The beauty of a long exposure is that it can turn a relatively plain photo into an attractive minimalist image, but it takes special consideration to do it right. In particular, pay careful attention to the wind and the presence of things like vegetation, as this can cause issues. Check out the video above for lots of helpful tips and tricks from Roberts.