Some beach long exposures

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Kiwi Paul, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
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  2. kadamnation

    kadamnation Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 13, 2013
    Boston, MA
    I'm just getting interested in long exposure work--how do you determine the shutter speed to use?

    Beautiful work!
  3. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland

    There are 2 ways, one is to measure the light as normal without a ND filter attached, then using an exposure calculator (if you have a smart phone there are free Apps you can download) to work out the time required for a given ND filter (i.e. how many stops the filter blocks the light by).
    The other way which I use is to simply let the camera meter the light through the filter, it works fine with the GH3 but some cameras don't like metering the light with a ND attached so use the first method.
    As far as determining how long to expose for, well thats just trial and error and all to do with personal preference and what effect you are after. The shots above were all around 5 - 10 seconds although a took a few at around 60 secs. For waterfalls and the like I usually find anywhere around 1 - 4 seconds is enough to give the blurred effect.

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  4. charcoalblack

    charcoalblack Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 26, 2012
    l really like the last one.
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