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Studio Anywhere 2: Hard Light by Nick Fancher

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CHAPTER 6

LONG EXPOSURES

Long-exposure photography is an art form. It brings a bit of unpredictability back to photography which, since its switch from film to digital, has become rather predictable. Long exposures allow you to do a range of things, such as painting with light, which results in streaky light, reminiscent of brush strokes. You can also make multiple flash exposures, which results in multiple, perfectly defined captures within a single frame. Or you can do a combination of frozen and blurred subjects.

These techniques of capturing artistic blurring with shutter drag and even using multiple flash exposures to freeze motion date all the way back to the creation of strobe light with Harold Eugene Edgerton’s experiments and the motion ...

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