The idea of leaving your shutter open for long periods of time is nothing new to photography. One of the first "fancy" techniques aspiring photographers learn is how to blur a waterfall with a 1/4 to 1/2 second exposure. But long exposures are not limited to waterfalls. With the help of special darkening filters called Neutral Density filters, we can achieve artistic blurring in the middle of a bright sunny day, a time when our cameras' limitations prevent us from leaving our shutters open for more than a fraction of a second. This technique that we will practice together is something that you can take with you and apply to many areas of photography.
$75 ($70 CNPA Members)
Asheville Botanical Gardens, Asheville NC.
151 W. T. Weaver Blvd. Asheville NC 28804
Saturday July 8, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
What we'll cover
- Your histogram and how it can help you get better exposures with every image.
- How to extend your shutter speed without filters.
- Adding specialty filters to achieve excessively long shutter speeds.
- Incorporating the "blur" into your compositions.
- Pro's and Con's of filter types including threaded, square, variable ND, filter systems, quality, and price.
- Getting creative with your long exposures including radial blurs and vertical sweeps.
What to bring
- Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera (DSLR or Mirrorless)
- Variety of Lenses from wide angle to telephoto
- Remote release (intervalometer or other remote capable of maintaining an open shutter for extended periods of time)
- Eyepiece Cover (supplied by your cameras manufacturer. Not needed on Mirrorless cameras)
- Water, Snacks, bag lunch. (we will not have an official lunch break as this is a short workshop but please eat something so you don't pass out! I know I would.)
- Sunscreen, bug spray
- Comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions