In this article, I will present you an extensive long exposure photography tutorial in the form of a step-by-step ultimate guide to creating award-winning artistic long exposure architecture photography, long exposure landscape photography and motion blur photography. I will be telling you all you need to know about this technique so you can start creating great long exposure photographs right from the start. In addition, I will provide links to all the equipment I am talking about, and, when possible, as in the case of Formatt-Hitech neutral density filters, also discount codes for it. To find out what the code is, read on.
I started writing this article as a long exposure crash course where I wanted to share the essential, but, as it happened with many of my articles lately, it evolved into an extensive tutorial, so you will get even more than it was planned in the beginning. I can guarantee you that this tutorial will be an excellent tool for the beginning long exposure photographer, but the advanced long exposure photographer will find some flavor here too. I have won many awards for my long exposure work and I hope this tutorial will help you win just as many.
I will be updating this tutorial periodically, to keep it up to everything new that is happening in long exposure and to add info and advice from my experience or from the experience of others that can help you get better at this technique all the time. If you want to get the updates you can subscribe to my website and you’ll get them as soon as I publish them. Continue reading →
FINE ART BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIALS – LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY – (en)VISIONOGRAPHY
Conceiving and Processing a Fine Art Photograph – Creating (en)Visionography
This is a selection of my essential guides and fine art black and white photography tutorials, long exposure photography tutorials, (en)Visionography tutorials, architecture photography tutorials, and my original black and white processing method Photography Drawing (PhtD). The Photography Drawing technique introduces a new way of seeing and working with light and shapes, a new way of processing black and white photographs, based on techniques that are used in art and in classical artistic drawing which I have used for years in my classical and architectural drawings as a practicing architect. This space will be constantly updated and enriched, so keep an eye on it for new tutorials and useful tips and tricks for fine art photography or subscribe to receive new tutorials by email even before they are published somewhere else. Continue reading →
HOW TO CREATE AN ARCHITECTURE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPH – EXTENSIVE FINE ART ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL
An advanced and extensive fine art architectural photography tutorial where I explain how to create an architecture fine art photograph by starting with an initial idea and going through the entire process of creation – vision, composition, post-processing, while using the best architectural photography techniques, to end up with a compelling final image.
RECENTLY UPDATED WITH PART 2
Long exposure photography with medium format is a subject that hasn’t been covered extensively so far. My goal in this article is to fill this gap and provide more information about how you can create the best long exposure images when shooting with a medium format camera. The camera I am using to analyze long exposure photography with medium format in this review is the new Fujifilm GFX 50S.
I am working with this camera for a few months already and recently I have made a complete Fujifilm GFX 50S review that you can find on my website. It is the most extensive Fujifilm GFX 50S review available at this moment and if you are interested in this camera I would recommend you to start by reading the main review and then continue here.
Before starting with this review let me tell you that for even more information and tricks & tips about long exposure photography, you can read my Long Exposure Photography Extensive Tutorial that I have published some time after this review, where you can find all the details about this technique in a complete guide.
LONG EXPOSURE WITH MEDIUM FORMAT AND HIGH-RESOLUTION CAMERAS – WHAT IS THE STATUS QUO
In a few words, I have to say I am extremely pleased with the results I get when shooting with the GFX, both stills and long exposure. Contrary to my initial fears about shooting Continue reading →
How do you travel from art to photography? Should art look like “art”, or should it look like the artist? Should photographs follow a recognizable pattern in order to be accepted or should they express the vision of the artist? Is an object art, even if it is not understood? Is the artist an artist, even if he is not understood? Even if he does not fall into a mainstream “artist” pattern? How does the artist and photographer find inspiration and how does he transform it into an object that has the power to move?
I will not try to answer these questions. Not directly, at least. But I will tell you a story that comprises all these questions and hopefully some answers. A story about how art can influence photography, how you can travel from art to photography, and how art and memories can be the substance of photography.
Intentional Camera Movement or ICM is a creative way of working with long exposure photography and it implies deliberately moving the camera during an exposure. ICM is both a technique and an artistic way of expression. It can be used as a tool to modify reality, with the intent of creating an emotional response in the viewer.
There is not much free information you can find about intentional camera movement online, Continue reading →