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Mastering Long Exposure

Mastering Long Exposure

Whether you’re taking photographs in the dead of night or looking to create an ethereal effect with water or clouds during the day, long exposures are among the most challenging areas of photography. Very often there are physical obstacles to overcome, whether it’s being unable to see to frame your shot or focus, an inability to predict movement during the exposure, or simply the need to hold your camera steady while the shutter is open. There are also numerous technical issues to resolve, such as striking a balance between ISO and noise, dealing with high dynamic range, and maintaining the best possible image quality when the laws of physics are working against you. Yet, just as the demands placed upon the photographer are exceptional, so too are the images that can be created when you push your camera to its limits. Mastering Long Exposure Photography explores the challenges of photographing scenes that the eye often cannot see and reveals not only how you can overcome them, but also how you can consistently achieve long-exposure perfection. Packed with stunning photography throughout, the author’s expert advice, tips, and tricks are augmented by Masterclasses from some of the world’s leading long exposure champions, each sharing the secrets of their success. So whether you want to master star trail photography, shoot cityscapes at dusk, paint with light, or use blur creatively, Mastering Long Exposure Photography is the only book you’ll need.

Antony Zacharias is an award-winning photographer who specializes in long exposure photography. He uses a variety of techniques to create fine art prints in landscape, travel, urban and night sky photography. Antony is particularly known for his vivid architectural images and his unique perspectives on cities ranging from New York and London to Amsterdam and Paris. His work has been commissioned by clients including Toyota US and Sky Atlantic, and published by the BBC, Guardian, Times and Ecologist; and he was a finalist in the National Geographic Traveller competition. He offers tutorials and sells fine art images on his website, antonyz.com.  Also available: Mastering Portrait Photography.

 

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