In March I was photographing down at South Bank Promenade, Melbourne on a Saturday night, when the weather was still pleasant enough to have dinner by the Yarra River. As always there were the street performers – Fire Twirlers, and as I found out, also a perfect photo opportunity to experiment with slow shutter speeds! Later in Photoshop I grayscaled the crowd and masked the performer into the spotlight.
Fire Twirler Black and White
Long Exposure photography is my number one technique to use, and I love finding new things to try with long shutter speeds. This photograph is one of my crazy exposures that involves no perfected skill to create, it is purely blurred streams of light produced by waving my camera around with the shutter open :P ! I think it makes a great Desktop Image for your computer, it’s mine at the moment!
Triple Layer Light Streams
Long Exposures can be fantastic photographs and you can also be creative in making abstract shots.
This tutorial on capturing water droplets with high shutter speeds will provide you with a basic but essential techniques to producing clear, crisp and non-ghosting photographs.