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45+ surreal Long Exposure Photography Inspirations

45+ surreal Long Exposure Photography Inspirations
Long exposure photography is one of the coolest ways of taking pictures. It requires a longer shutter speed, anywhere from 1/2 sec up to several minutes or even a hour. The ability to take long exposures requires a user to use a tripod for optimum results (of course, some people prefer the hand shake look). Having a longer shutter speed of a few seconds allows the camera to take in more light to the sensor (or film for the film buffs). As well as low light conditions, a slow shutter speed allows for creative uses of motion in photographs. Enjoy the great examples below and get out their and experiment with your camera taking long exposures. I would like to add some of the best long exposure photographs suggested by my readers here. Related:  Software and techniques

65 Gorgeous Panoramic Photographs from Zsolt Zsigmond Zsolt Zsigmond is a 29 year old digital photographer from Hungary, whose use of panoramic techniques in his photographs brings him incredible results. This post features 65 incredible HDR panoramas from Zsolt, from his personal website. Enjoy these beautiful photographs! Don’t forget to subscribe! Scientific Curiosity Captured in Photos Caleb Charland is a Maine-based photographer who combines a love of scientific experiments and photographs into wonderful and amazing photographs. If Isaac Newton or Benjamin Franklin were into photography, their photographs might look something like these: “Wooden Box with Horseshoe Magnet” “Atomic Model” “Demonstration with Hair Dryer and Aluminum Foil” “Candle in a Vortex of Water” “Fifteen Hours” Regarding his work, Charland tells us, Wonder is a state of mind somewhere between knowledge and uncertainty. To check out more of his work, you can visit his website. Image credits: Photographs by Caleb Charland and used with permission.

Water Marble Tutorial. Supplies: orange stick or... Water Marble Tutorial. Supplies: orange stick or toothpick, shot glass or cup (the smaller the circumference, the less polish you end up wasting), room temp. water, nail polish, tape (optional, but it helps with the clean up) I like to begin by prepping my nails with base coat and one coat of polish. Here I used China Glaze Innocence for a nice neutral base. Steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Most importantly, have fun! We would love to see pictures of all your water marbling attempts, so get dipping!

Earth from Above a collection of aerial photography... - "Earth From Above" is the result of the aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's five-year airborne odyssey across six continents. It's a spectacular presentation of large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes. Every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing planet. Coal mine in South Africa Sha Kibbutz, Israel Military cemetery in Verdun, France Suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark Elephants on the savannah, Botswana Favelas in Rio de Janeiro Ruins of the medieval city of Shali, Egypt Switzerland Gullholmen, Sweden Denver, USA Fraser Island dune, Australia Pena, Portugal Amazon River, Brazil Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa Machu Picchu, Peru Walled City of Dubrovnik, Croatia The Changping District in Beijing, China Cattle near the Masai Mara National Park, Kenya Tasmania, Australia Boat Houses in Lagos, Nigeria Bazaar of Istanbul, Turkey Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany Hashima Island, Japan Stockholm, Sweden Boats stranded on the dry Aral Sea, Kazakhstan Varanasi, India

30+ Captivating Fire Dancing Photos Fire is a very powerful element. Fire in its physical form can do for you what the sun itself does for our planet. The time fire was discovered, it changed human life forever. Below are some cool or should we say hot collection of captivating fire photography shots. Playing with Fire | Fahsi Fire-Knife Dance | Danormansin KoreaThis authentic ritual dance is performed with the pulsing rhythm of congo drums by artists weaving their baton-like fire knives around their entire body, from the feet to the palms to the mouth, in a seductively dangerous dance. Fire Masamune | MattTheSamuraiNickname MattTheSamurai, Mathieu shared some of the most stunning fire dancing photography we’ve ever seen in deviantart. Fire Swirl Fire Petals Fire Spiral II The Fire Hole Sparkling Angel Fire Wings Summoning the Sun Fire Slices Fire Alphabet Trapped in the Fire Mouth Fire Genie | Playpoi Fire Wings | larslarsen77 Burning Rings of Fire | Aadezyn Grandma Tries it | Sam Bassett Further References More Photography entries

Light Stalking » 7 Reasons HDR is Here to Stay And Why That’s a Good Thing High Dynamic Range, or HDR, is a term that’s thrown around pretty loosely now through the Internet among photographers, but few actually know what it is. The truth is, there isn’t much knew about the concept, it’s just with digital photography progressing and software engineers developing new tools along with hardware to handle them, the option to create HDR pieces is easier than ever. Photo by Paulo Brandão HDR, in a nutshell, is exposing the same frame at different exposures and then layering them together to take the best parts of all frames and put it into one single image. It allows photographers to show highlights and shadows together in a frame in a way they’ve never before been able to. 1. 2. 3. 4. Photo by AF-Photography 5. Photo by Stuck in Customs 6. 7. If you haven’t tried HDR, we urge you to.

Amazingly Creative Drawing Vs Photography This wonderful work has done by a very talented Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer Ben Heine. This creative artist was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He Studied graphic arts and sculpture and I also have a degree in journalism. Guide to Image Sharpening Image sharpening is a powerful tool for emphasizing texture and drawing viewer focus. It's also required of any digital photo at some point — whether you're aware it's been applied or not. Digital camera sensors and lenses always blur an image to some degree, for example, and this requires correction. However, not all sharpening techniques are created equal. When performed too aggressively, unsightly sharpening artifacts may appear. sharp cacti at the Huntington Gardens - Pasadena, California Most image sharpening software tools work by applying something called an "unsharp mask," which despite its name, actually acts to sharpen an image. Photo of the letter "T" Original Sharpened Note that while the sharpening process isn't able to reconstruct the ideal image above, it is able to create the appearance of a more pronounced edge (see sharpness: acutance & resolution). Soft Original Mild Sharpening Over Sharpening note: all images shown at 200% zoom to improve visibility Capture Sharpening

Captured: Color Photography from Russia in the Early 1900's | Plog — W... Posted Oct 21, 2009 Share This Gallery inShare58 The photographs of Russian chemist and photographer, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, show Russia on the eve of World War I and the coming of the revolution. From 1909-1912 and again in 1915, Prokudin-Gorskii travelled across the Russian Empire, documenting life, landscapes and the work of Russain people. His images were to be a photographic survey of the time. He travelled in a special train car transformed into a dark room to process his special process of creating color images, a technology that was in its infancy in the early 1900′s. View of the monastery from Svetlitsa Island, Saint Nil Stolbenskii Monastery, Lake Seliger; 1910 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress) Peasant girls, Russian Empire. Trans-Siberian Railway metal truss bridge on stone piers, over the Kama River near Perm, Ural Mountains Region; ca. 1910 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress)