As important as the holidays are for celebrating with friends and family, they’re also a good opportunity for people to show off their creativity. And if you’re not into holiday crafts, try your hand at creating some incredible photographs like these people on Imgur and Reddit did!
Posts Tagged ‘long exposure’
In his time lapse series called ‘Time is a Dimension’, Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei doesn’t use a typical long exposure trick. He captures the passing time by layering different photos of the same spot with clear edge lines of each frame. Each collage is digitally cut and created from pictures Fong takes within 2 to to 4 hours.
You may think you’re looking at some beautiful paintings of the sea, but these are actually long exposure pictures, taken by David Orias! Santa Barbara-based photographer allows us to see the kind of water formations that we couldn’t otherwise: David takes his photos at the break of dawn, when the sunlight creates the most unbelievable color palette’s that look like paint strokes on canvas.
Japanese photographer Yume Cyan has spent the last month in the forests of Nagoya City, Japan, shooting some surreal long exposure photographs of fireflies. You can usually take such incredible photographs during the rainy seasons, from June to July, when fireflies mate after thunderstorms.
What may look like an example of Photoshop trickery was actually created by throwing some high powered glow sticks into the waterfalls of California. Using long exposure that would range from 30 seconds to 7 minutes, San Francisco-based photographers Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard transformed the waterfalls into nocturnal underwater rainbows.
Many photographers like to experiment with long exposure photography techniques, but an Australian Lincoln Harrison gives a new definition to the word “long”. A 37-year-old Victorian showcases a portfolio of mesmerizing long exposure star trail photography, with some of his photo shoots taking up to 15 hours. The photos are made at his personal favorite spot over Lake Eppalock, in the Australian outback. The star swirls is the result of the rotation of the Earth, and makes you think you’re witnessing the stars traveling across the sky.
Japanese photographer Yuki Karo goes to various places around Maniwa and Okayama Prefecture in Japan and uses long exposure to capture stunning shots of mating gold fireflies. The results are just mind blowing! One may think that Yuki Karo has found a way to take photographs in his dreams.
I always thought that long exposure photography was overdone to death and not even worth doing. That’s why I have never experimented with it much, but I still wanned to do a little research and make a collection of best Long Exposure Photography Examples. I soon found out that I was wrong. It may be overdone, but good shots are incredibly rare and hard to find (this could also be due to my lack of searching skills). So my advice to you (and even to myself) – don’t be turned off by the fact that everybody does it! Only few guys do it right.
Photographer Terence Chang took these fascinating long exposure photos in the skies above San Francisco International Airport. This is a similar technique as the one we’ve seen in Surreal Skatepark Light Paintings, called light painting in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera.