Long exposure photography is one of my favourite ways to spark some creativity and make unique abstract images.
Today, Craft and Vision has come out with a new eBook on the subject called “Slow.”
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!
Andrew Gibson delves into the magical world of long exposures as our camera records scenes that are very different from what our eyes can see.
Most still photographs freeze motion and present a moment in time. But when you let the shutter stay open motion is recorded in a still frame.
In his book “Slow” Gibson outlines a number of techniques to capture motion in a still frame including:
- using a long shutter speed while on a tripod;
- using a long shutter speed while hand holding;
- using a medium shutter speed to render part of the image sharp while still recording motion; and
- using slow-sync flash to freeze a moment during a long exposure.
Gibson presents examples of his own work as well as noted photographers Doug Chinnery and Joel Tjintjelaar.
In addition to the fun techniques, Gibson also covers some fundamentals such as:
- understanding exposure settings such as shutter priority, manual mode and bulb;
- equipment necessary for the techniques including a tripod, polarizing filter, neutral density filters, and flash units;
- finding locations;
- using natural light.
The eBook thoroughly covers the essential techniques of long exposure photography and includes stunning full page images to illustrate the moody and evocative images you can create yourself with Gibson’s guidance.
I hope you enjoyed this review. I only review books that I feel give excellent value and quality information that my readers would enjoy.
If you think you would like it, pick up a copy today at Craft and Vision.
If you use the promotional code SLOW4 at checkout you can get it for only $4 or you can use the code SLOW20 and get 20% off 5 or more eBooks from the Craft and Vision collection.
The promotion codes expire at midnight November 18, 2012.