This August a total solar eclipse will cross the lower 48 United States for the first time since 1979. It’s a rare event and a unique photographic opportunity. I created this quick video to share some safety tips on photographing and viewing this event along with some tips and thoughts on photographing it with you all in the Plus community.
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Watch the recording of the live Q&A with Matt & Hudson that aired earlier today. During the presentation; this month’s Long Exposure Challenge winners were announced, all sorts of candid questions came up, and there was even time for a few live edits.
Enjoy the recap of all the highlights and best teaching moments, of course each individual critique links are posted below. What a fantastic set of images you submitted this month. It’s truly a joy to see the world through your lenses. We received a record number of entries for this round and last month’s coach Liz LePage was kind enough to help Hudson and Matt tackle all the photos.
In this video we’re going to switch gears from talking about how to take long exposures and the filters around them, to some post processing. On a normal long exposure photo, there’s not too much we’d do to change things. But once in a while, you may have something moving in the photo that you didn’t want. That’s where some layering techniques come in to play.
Neutral Density filters go hand-in-hand with Long Exposure photography. So in this video we’re going to take a look at the types of filters we can use out there. Also, the PDF with links I mentioned is included here for you to download. Enjoy!
It’s long exposure month in Plus and long exposure goes hand in hand with neutral density filters. I always carry neutral density filters with me to control shutter speed. Good ones are perfectly neutral and don’t affect the color of your scene. They’re like dark glasses for your camera and just like dark glasses, some are better than others.
This video I shot in Kauai of my 4-step ND-process is intended to answer some frequent questions I hear from students using neutral density filters:
Let’s see your absolute best long exposure image. My friends at Hoya have been kind enough to sponsor this challenge by providing Solas 3.0 (10-stop) infra-red-neutral-density filters to the first, second, and third place winners. First place will also receive $150 in cash, while second gets $100. Matt and I will select the winning images as well as some runners up to showcase in a Long Exposure Challenge video we will produce at the end of the month. Below are the rules, how to enter and some tips on working with long exposures from both Matt and me.
In this first video, we’re going to take a look at the basics of shutter speeds in the camera and how we can extend them. There’s of course Neutral Density Filters (ND)… but we really want to save that for last. So in this video we’ll talk about the 3 ways to get longer shutter speeds both with settings in the camera as well as when filters come in to play.
Submission for the July Photo Critique is now closed. Submissions will reopen for next month on August 1st.
I hope you’re summer is off to a great start. As always I’m really excited to be back here at ON1 Plus as a guest coach for the month. And I’m also excited to share a new course I’ve been working on – Long Exposure Photography and Editing. I’ve been a fan of long exposures ever since I clicked my first 60 second exposure :-) Ah… the feeling of waiting 60 seconds for a photo…
I can’t thank you all enough for having me this month; it truly was an honor to be able to act as your Guest Coach for June. Portraiture is truly my first photographic love, and I had such a blast showing you my favorite tips & tricks! So many people reached out to let me know that they were excited to try out some portraits of their own, which I know is a big step for so many of you landscape-aficionados. Photographing people should be an absolute joy, not a cause for anxiety, and I can’t wait to see what you all are going to do moving forward! Keep testing out new lighting set-ups, keep working on your posing, keep trying those retouching techniques and keep practicing! It’s how we all, even the pros, get better.
All of this month’s critique links are posted below. What a fantastic set of images you submitted this month. It’s truly a joy to see the world through your lenses. The videos containing Liz and my critiques of all of your images are linked below by gallery page and then plus member name. In the critique recap video above, Liz and I highlight a few of our favorites from this month and share a few good teaching examples. Enjoy.
It’s been such a blast this month having Liz guest coaching and sharing her techniques and tips for studio and portrait work. Since she shared the gear she likes to use as well as how to approach using artificial light in her work. I decided to create this quick video to show you all some of the smaller lighting gear I like to take with me when traveling light. Links to the gear are below…
Thank you everyone that was able to attend the live presentation earlier today. I appreciate all your questions it has been an incredible month educating in the Plus community.