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How do I do this? - Beckylouise - Jun 3, 2013
I'm not particularly sure what to call it, but I found these photos posted on here a while ago.
How do you get the effect on the 2nd photo with the water?
RE: How do I do this? - Fumangord1 - Jun 4, 2013
(Jun 3, 2013, 07:32)Beckylouise Wrote: I'm not particularly sure what to call it, but I found these photos posted on here a while ago.
This effect can be achieved by using a slow shutter speed with moving water. Use a tripod preferably or at the very least a secure mount for the camera. A remote shutter release also can be of benefit as the shutter speed will be too long to eliminate camera shake. This includes stabilization either optical or digital if your camera has it.
On e of the benefits of digital photography is the ability to take lots of pictures without wasting film, so take plenty of shots using different shutter speeds until you get the effect you want.
Its also a good idea to stop down the apperture as the slow shutter will affect the picture. This will also affect the depth of field so experiment, take lots of shots of the same scene untill you get what you want. Practice makes perfect. [/php]
RE: How do I do this? - Beckylouise - Jun 5, 2013
(Jun 4, 2013, 13:19)Fumangord1 Wrote:(Jun 3, 2013, 07:32)Beckylouise Wrote: I'm not particularly sure what to call it, but I found these photos posted on here a while ago.
Thankyou I've been wondering how to get this for a while. I shall have to have a go!
RE: How do I do this? - kNox - Jun 5, 2013
For an even longer exposure during day time I recommend using an ND filter, or simply a welding glass in front of the lens.
RE: How do I do this? - PhotoPlay - Jun 6, 2013
Definitely ND filters will give an advantage. Taking your shutter speed way down will make an action of a water smoothen more BUT will make it brighten the image more. Having ND filter will compensate on the exposure given by the longer shutter speed that an aperture can't compensate.
RE: How do I do this? - Dean - Jun 6, 2013
Good find, Bex. I generally don’t like the candy floss effect from a long shutter speed for moving water but this close up is rather different. I am usually looking for a faster shutter speed to eliminate movement in flowers and insects when taking close ups. Must look that filter holder out.
RE: How do I do this? - Beckylouise - Jun 6, 2013
I don't if it features in a landscape scene, but I've seen a few close ups and I think it works well. The author of the thread was a really talented photographer. It was pavel or something, I'm not sure. I think they're still around.
RE: How do I do this? - samyshah - Jun 10, 2013
Couple of things can help -
Shooting with a tripod
Longer shutter speeds
RE: How do I do this? - Beckylouise - Jun 11, 2013
(Jun 10, 2013, 14:00)samyshah Wrote: Couple of things can help -