Today, Fstoppers has teamed up with NiSi filters to launch a brand new, free tutorial series with landscape photographer Elia Locardi. Not only are we releasing new video lessons every week, but we are also giving away over $600 worth of free gear with every video. Welcome to our long exposure adventure in Puerto Rico!
Hey, everyone! Elia Locardi here, and aside from the few times Patrick tricked me into doing some Critique The Community episodes, it's been a while since I've posted something new here on Fstoppers. That's why I'm excited to announce the first episode of an eight-part video tutorial series about long exposure photography and how to use different types of filters to create unique results. We will also be giving away awesome prizes with each video release, so read through the post to find out how to enter each contest.
A few weeks ago, NiSi was kind enough to send us a huge box of all their newest gear, including a collection of their best neutral density filters and the freshly redesigned V7 Filter Holder Kit that was just officially released today. They were like: "Hey! Can you guys teach everyone how to use this gear, like Photographing The World style?" Patrick and I said: "Hell yeah! We can do it right here in Puerto Rico." As usual, Lee was skeptical: "I don't know, guys. I mean, it's so hard to wake up before sunrise, and there are mosquitoes, and I'll miss my bath time, and good grief, what if I don't have time for breakfast?" Thankfully, it was two against one, and here we are.
Long exposure photography is an amazing art form by itself, but it can also be intimidating when you're first starting. There are many different types of filters to use. While it can be a bit overwhelming at first, NiSi sponsored this video series so we could show how it's actually quite simple to get amazing results, even with just a few select filters. This first video introduces what will be covered in the field as we release each episode of this series and all of the gear we'll use to get there.
Along with this episode, we're giving away a Nisi V7 Kit, a Bluetooth Wireless remote, and a free tutorial from the Photographing The World series. You can enter the contest here, and with each action you complete, you will gain an additional entry into the contest:
We'll be covering a lot of ground in this series, along with highlighting some high-quality gear to enhance long exposure photography. Head over to the Nisi Optics website if you're interested in any of the gear we feature. Also, make sure you subscribe to the Fstoppers Youtube Channel or at least follow the Elia Locardi / NiSi Long Exposure Playlist to follow along as each episode is released. Good luck to everyone who enters the contest, and I hope I'm able to give you some insight on how I like to use filters out on location in my own work!