What is Long Exposure Photography?
Long exposure photography is one of the most effective techniques in creating unique visual effects that is being used in a variety of photography genres. This is done by setting the camera to take exposures of a few seconds to a few minutes long to allow more light and movement to be recorded by the camera. Capturing long exposure photos have two common goals. The first is to capture more light in a relatively dark setting.
This allows the camera to record images brighter than the actual scene without sacrificing image quality. The second goal is to capture any movement of luminant elements in the scene that may create light trails that render interesting patterns and textures. This can be used in the movement of cars, people, clouds, or flowing water. By doing long exposures, the photographer can enhance their visual design by using these effects to masterfully refine and enhance the entire image.