Usually photos capture a short moment in time, but these pictures are completely different. The intent of long exposure photography is to create an image that highlights the effect of passing time. There’s no fixed definition of what constitutes “long” because a 30-minute picture of a static object might not be distinguishable from a short exposure. Therefore, the inclusion of motion (mostly through light) is the main factor that adds intrigue to these images.
Here’s a list of interesting and innovative examples of long exposure photography. Not only do these photos please the eye but they’ll also give you some ideas about what to look for when trying to achieve a similar effect. From traffic lights on an empty street to fireflies in a jar, the photographers behind these shots certainly found an interesting way to picture their objects. Scroll down to enjoy the list!
Departing Tram Long Exposure
The Motions Of Canoers And Kayakers Revealed With Leds In Long Exposure Photography
Long Exposure Photo Of A Plane Taking Off
Milky Way Long-Exposure Looks Like Fractal Geometry
Zoomed Out While Taking A Picture Of My Christmas Tree
Long Exposure Of Bugs Under A Streetlamp
Long Exposure Of Helicopter Landing
Traffic Light Long Exposure
Long Exposure Of Fireworks
A Long Exposure Photo Of A Train Roaring Through The Canadian Rockies
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