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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

latest releases latest releases Stroll Moscow, Russia, 2012 C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper 80 x 120 cm (31 1/2 x 47 in) in an edition of 10. Taken from my latest book, Global Model Village. Available at Global Model Village Special Edition - signed and numbered with mini print, edition of 200 A signed and numbered copy of my book Global Model Village which comes with a corresponding signed and numbered print (aprox 18x13cm) of Great Wall, an installation shot in Beijing, China. £100 each Skyscraping New York, USA, 2011 C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, 80 x 120 cm (31 1/2 x 47 in) in an edition of 10. One of many images from my last UK solo show Global Model Village at Andipa Gallery in 2012. Damn Kids Stuttgart, Germany, 2011 C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper 80 x 120 cm (31 1/2 x 47 in). First shown in my solo show The Big City at Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany, 2011 Downpour London Bridge, London, 2010

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 "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

Artistic nude photos from the world - Nude photos 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

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

Dioni Tabbers & Hana Jirickova by Ellen Von Unwerth for Common & Sense #40 | ZAC FASHION Archives Links Dioni Tabbers & Hana Jirickova by Ellen Von Unwerth for Common & Sense #40 21 avril 2011 Dioni Tabbers & Hana Jirickova by Ellen Von Unwerth in « Hipster » for Spring/Summer Common & Sense #40 Share on Tumblr Got something to say? ← Amparo Bonmati by Riccardo Tinelli for Elle Spain May 2011 Valeria Dmitrienko by Dima Hohlov for The Dirty Durty Diary → © 2010 - 2011 ZAC FASHION . 3D font cutouts GIMP - image manipulator GIMP News Docs Tutorials More About GIMP Introduction¶ GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. GIMP History¶ Prehistory - until GIMP 0.54 in 1996Ancient History - until GIMP 1.0 in 1998History - from 1.0 to the current GIMP GIMP Stuff¶ Important GIMP Links¶ The GNU Image Manipulation Program - www.gimp.orgGIMP Wiki - wiki.gimp.orgGIMP Bugzilla - bugzilla.gnome.orgThe GIMP Toolkit - www.gtk.orgGNU Project - www.gnu.orgGNU General Public License - GPL