Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Double Exposure

Almost all higher end Nikon cameras have Multiple Exposure functionality in-built. I used Nikon D7000 to get the below image.

Enable multiple exposure and take two different exposure, your camera will overlay these images for you. I took picture of myself with white background, and second image was of palm trees. Used Photoshop to get rid of unwanted palm trees from white background. 

And here is the result.... Don't worry, if you have entry level Nikon DSLR, you can still achieve this, using Overlay function. Little effort is needed. check this out Multiple Exposure hack in Nikon D3100

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Quick tip for Zoom burst photography

Zoom burst is a cool photographic effect which is easy to achieve. It involves zooming in or out while you take a photo. 

Quick tip:

Mount your camera on your tripod(or any camera supporting system), and Use long shutter speed to get blurry lines straight. You can try hand-held but, lines will be slightly wobbly.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Blue Night

Blue Night, another long exposure image shot in night...

Focal Length : 18 mm, Shutter Speed : 20  sec, f stop(Aperture) : f/11, ISO : 200, White Balance : Auto

Sunday, December 14, 2014

How to shoot long exposure or capture the motion in daylight

I love long exposure photography, couple of my friends asked me, how to shoot long exposure in daylight. So i am sharing the tips & tricks to capture long exposure in daylight.

Focal Length : 18 mm, Shutter Speed : 20 sec, f stop(Aperture) : f/22, ISO : 100, White Balance : Auto

  Gears you need:

  • (D)SLR/Camera with shutter speed controller.(all DSLRs have this functionality) 
  • Your three-legged friend tripod.
  • ND(neutral density) filters.
  • Polarised filters (it is optional) 
  • Shutter release cable, if you want more than 30 second exposure.(most of the DSLRs have 30 sec then bulb mode)

Focal Length : 18 mm, Shutter Speed : 30  sec, f stop(Aperture) : f/22, ISO : 100, White Balance : Auto

Mount your camera to tripod. Dial your camera to manual mode, set the value of your aperture and ISO as lowest as possible. Set you shutter speed or TV(for cannon users) to 10 seconds or 20 seconds. If you want more than 30 seconds exposure, then use shutter release cable and set you shutter speed to bulb mode.

Focus the subject and move the lens's focusing switch to Manual mode to lock the focus. Now attach the ND filter  and the Polarising filter(if you feel it is required) to your lens and then click the shutter release button and wait for you result.

Some scientific explanation:
ND filter is a filter that reduces or modifies the intensity of all wavelengths or colors of light equally, giving no changes in hue of color rendition. 
The purpose of a standard photographic neutral-density filter is to reduce the amount of light entering the lens. Doing so allows the photographer to capture the motion in daylight .

Focal Length : 20 mm, Shutter Speed : 10 sec, f stop(Aperture) : f/25, ISO : 100, White Balance : Auto