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Chapter Six. Shooting Landscape Photos L... > Long Exposure B&W, Part 1 (the Acces...

Long Exposure B&W, Part 1 (the Accessories)

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Although this is a four-part technique, don’t let that scare you out of trying it—it’s very simple to do. To make images like this, which are often taken during daylight, your camera’s shutter has to stay open quite a long time, which would normally make your image a white, blown-out mess. So, what’s the trick? You’ll need a neutral density (ND) filter, which darkens the scene (by like 8 to 10 stops of light), so you can shoot long exposures like this in broad daylight (don’t put it on your camera yet, though—you’ll see why in a minute). Because your shutter will be open for literally minutes at a time, you’re going to need to shoot on a tripod. But, you’ll also need one other piece of gear: a cable release (a cord that attaches to your ca....


  

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