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The Long Exposure Technique That Doesn’t Require A Tripod

Create unique abstract images with a swipe

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Fireweed (camera swipe)

When I find myself overwhelmed or just need a burst of creativity, I look no further than using a deliberate pan blur, or “swipe” to create an abstract photograph. The idea behind a swipe is to use a relatively long exposure and move the camera either up/down or left/right while dragging the shutter. I find that with the right subjects, I can create some pretty fun images!

Swipes are just one of the many topics I cover in my complete guide to long exposure photography.

Video: How to perform a long exposure swipe

Long exposure eBook: Table of Contents now online

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m still working on finishing up my newest eBook, Stretching Time.

Until then, here’s a chance to get an early preview of the topics by viewing the table of contents (click the image to view a PDF version)

Preview what's coming in my soon-to-be released eBook, Stretching Time. Click image to download a PDF version.
Preview what’s coming in my soon-to-be released eBook, Stretching Time. Click image to view a complete  PDF version.

Long Exposure Workshop August 8th in Colorado Springs

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Join me in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 8th to learn the fundamentals of long exposure photography.

In this class, I’ll cover all the creative techniques I use for stretching time to create dynamic digital captures, including:

  • Solid and variable ND filters
  • How to calculate exposure times
  • Composition for long exposures
  • How to capture car trails
  • Time-lapse and cloud-stacking techniques

Full details and registration information here

Learn cloud-stacking techniques to create time-lapse stills.
Learn cloud-stacking techniques to create unique time-lapse stills.