If you’re looking to transform your images from snapshots into stunning creative photos, try experimenting with long exposure photographs. All you need is a camera that supports bulb exposure mode, a tripod, and in some cases a dark filter. In twilight conditions, long exposure photographs are pretty easy. Set your lens aperture to f/16 or f/22 and then set your camera’s ISO value to its the lowest possible setting.
To capture long exposure photographs during the day, you’ll need to add a dark filter to your lens. These filters, called a solid neutral density filters, enable you to capture a long exposure photograph during the day. In either case, keep in mind that you’ll need a solid tripod to make a long exposure photograph.
How Long Exposure Photographs Transform Your Images
8-Day Photo Tour From Amsterdam, April 15-23, 2018
I’m excited to announce that I’ve arranged a spring photo tour to Holland for April 15-23, 2018 for the incredible tulip festival. On this 8-day, small-group tour, we will explore the Dutch countryside, tulip fields, windmills, and more.
Our itinerary includes five nights in Amsterdam, plus three nights in the countryside exploring smaller towns and the coast. We will of course visit the world-famous Kerkenhof Gardens during the tulip bloom, and tour the windmill village of Kinderdijk. Our private tour includes a 16-passenger coach and local, English speaking guides to put us in the best spots for photography along the way.
After driving north into the countryside, we’ll stay in the “Venetian” town of Gierthoorn, which has canals but no roads. We also have a ferry to the island of Schiermonikoog, where we’ll have photograph scenes and colorful lighthouses.
We’ll then return to Amsterdam for three nights. Our final two days will be filled with photo walks in Amsterdam as well as free time to explore the gardens, canals, and museums as you see fit.
This tour is limited to 8 photographers! To book, please call my travel partner, Pat Hand at +1 (404) 913-4386
I’m pleased to announce that for 2018, I’ve once again teamed up with Dancing Moon Travel to offer a Caribbean Photo Cruise & Travel Photography Workshop! We had a great time earlier this year while cruising, and I’m looking forward to another great adventure.
When: March 2-10, 2018 Where: San Juan, Puerto Rico Ports of Call: San Juan, Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba, St. Maarten
I’ve arranged for private photo excursions at each port of call, where we’ll be able to explore the towns and beaches while learning creative photographic techniques. On board, I’ll be presenting photo seminars and critique sessions.
I’m back from leading a week-long travel photography workshop to the Caribbean aboard Liberty of the Seas. Many thanks to Dancing Moon Travel for organizing a fantastic itinerary for the tour group!
We departed the port of Galveston, Texas and crossed the Gulf of Mexico for two days. At sea, we explored photo opportunities aboard the massive ship, and I offered classes on creative composition, long exposure, and HDR capture techniques. Continue reading Field Report: Caribbean Photo Cruise→
7-night Western Caribbean Photo Cruise January 22-29, 2017
Now this is going to be a blast for anyone looking to pair photography with cruising… I’ve arranged for a 7-night Caribbean cruise aboard Liberty of the Seas, where we will visit Cozumel, Mexico, Belize, and Roatan, Honduras.
We will have privately led photo tours at three major ports of call:
Cozumel, Mexico: Includes trip to the Punta Sur Eco Park and the famous lighthouse at Punta Celerain. Opportunities for wildlife and bird photography, and long exposures of the surf and lighthouse
Belize: We will have a private excursion into the jungle where we will photograph the Mayan temple and ruins at Lamanai, including the Jaguar, Mask, and High Temples.
Roatan, Honduras: We will explore the historical sites of this island, including fishing villages and the surrounding jungle island scenery. We’ll also have the opportunity to photograph the numerous rusting shipwrecks that are famous here, and have a local tour aboard motorized caucus (kind of like canoes).
On our days at sea, I’ll be presenting a variety of photo workshops including long exposure, monochrome, HDR and creative travel techniques that you can use on the trip. We’ll also have group parties, image review sessions, and more!
Non-photographer companions are welcome aboard!
There will be a discounted option for non-photographers who do not wish to participate in the photo excursions but want to come along on the cruise for a fabulous vacation to the Caribbean.