Late Night Shooting Crusades!
A camera always fascinated me, the reason being their ability to capture any moment forever. Though that sounds very philosophical but it is something all of us can agree upon.
Sparing the pretence, I never used a DSLR. So whatever fascination I have for cameras is from the good old reel cameras,the point-and-shoot ones and of course the cell phone cameras.
Now imagine you getting your hands on a DSLR and knowing all the tricks you can you do with it!
Pretty cool, right?
Through my auto-didactic sessions on how to use a DSLR, I understood why photography is called “painting with light” and how DSLRs beautifully affirm the saying.
One specific aspect of the DSLR photography that got me captivated was “Long Exposure”.I can give a rather unrealistic analogy by relating it to the ability to ‘control’ time. Let me throw some more light on that. In a long exposure shot, the camera sensor is kept open for more than 1 or 2 seconds which is a lot in camera context.
This opens up many possibilities. I tried my hand at taking some shots. These shots capture exactly what I am trying to explain. The attempts were sincere and intense, the results gratifying. Take a look!
Long exposures can be used to capture the motion. It is because when we have sensor exposed for long, anything that moves in front of the camera gets blurred out. These shots of moving traffic are possible because the headlights and taillights that are moving very fast get blurry.
Also for better results, I should have used a tripod, but I wasn’t packing one, so I used the bike to keep the camera steady. Surprisingly, it worked out just fine.
f/5.6, 3 sec shutter and ISO 640 ||
Now let’s focus on the remaining details in the photo.
With long exposures, motion gets blurred out but what happens to still objects is also quite amazing. To put it in one line – The more the light captured, the more luminous is the picture.
This shot was taken at around 12 midnight. But it sure doesn’t look like it.
Photography is a complex art to be explained in a single post. There are many concepts which I’m learning and will showcase in my successive posts!
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