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Chapter Six. Shooting Landscape Photos L... > Long Exposure B&W, Part 2 (the Setti...

Long Exposure B&W, Part 2 (the Settings)

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Now you’ll need to set up your camera to take the long-exposure images. The first step is to set your camera to manual mode (don’t worry—even if you’ve never shot in manual mode, you’ll be able to do this). Next, set your shutter speed to a setting called “bulb” mode. When your shutter speed is set to bulb mode, your shutter will stay open as long as you hold down the button on your cable release (which you’ll need to do to create these long exposures). In some cases, you’ll be holding this button down for minutes at a time, but luckily, most cable releases these days come with a lock slider. So, once you press-and-hold the shutter button on the cable release, you can turn on the lock, so you don’t have to worry about standing there holdin....


  

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