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 split second.


Folly Beach, SC

Folly Pier 101 E. Arctic Ave, Folly Beach, SC.

Friday April 13, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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.

What to bring

  • Digital Camera
  • 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
  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions

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