Helpful Advice for Long Exposure Seascape Photography

Long exposures of moving water are some of the most popular images in landscape photography, as they can calm turbulent motion and reveal patterns and motion that would not be visible otherwise. Creating a successful long exposure is about more than just setting a lengthy shutter speed, though. This helpful video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer giving you some helpful advice for creating better long exposure seascape images.

Coming to you from Perea Photography, this great video tutorial will show you how to create better long exposure landscape photos. One trick I thought was particularly useful was forgoing the two-second interval timer. Landscape photographers often use that timer as it allows the camera a moment to settle after you press the shutter button to ensure you get the sharpest possible image. However, with a seascape, you are often trying to time things to align with the incoming and outgoing waves, and that can be significantly more difficult when you add in a two-second gap, a lesson I learned the hard way. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Perea. 

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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