What do we mean by long exposure? In this case we are talking about exposures of several minutes and photographed in daylight.
Why would you want to do this?
The main reason for using a long exposure is to render movement in a scene, which is a technique that has several uses. Movement can imply time passing, suggest speed and it makes anything that is static in the frame stand out or look sharper and more solid.
For example, in a landscape with a following river or stream, the sharp elements contrast with the blur of the water; it’s the same with clouds moving past a skyscraper. Long exposures can also create a minimalist beauty, or define a lone subject as the focal point. You can even use nothing but movement to create an impressionistic effect.
In this workshop we will show images that demonstrate the effect gained by the process, discuss the equipment required and the process of taking the pictures with details of some suitable locations.