Creating Stunning Long Exposure Panoramic Photos

Both long exposures and panoramas are fantastic ways to create eye-catching photos that encourage viewers to stop and really examine every detail in the frame. Combining them takes a bit of careful technique, but the results can be well worth the effort. This great video will show you how to about shooting them and the sort of results you can expect from the process. 

Coming to you from Attilio Ruffo, this awesome video will show you the process of creative long exposure panoramas. As you will see, when using something like a 15-stop ND filter, your exposure times will be into the realm of multiple minutes, and when you are shooting eight or ten shots to create a panorama, you can easily spend an hour on just one photo, so be sure to plan for this. Since elements like clouds may move by significant amounts across such exposures, be sure to take a quick look at the seams to make sure you don't need to smooth anything over a bit in Photoshop. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Ruffo. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Inspiring location. I had never thought about doing a long exposure panorama. A lot can go wrong and you did an excellent job explaining how to avoid many pitfalls. I see how much patience and purposefulness are key to doing this type of photography.

As always great content. I like the way you explained the material. I will use the tip to switch the shooting mode from manual to shutter priority to double check the reference points. Thanks for sharing