Chris Marquardt and the Long Exposure

Episode 1773 (1:12:44)

Chris Marquardt

Chris joins Leo to talk about using a long exposure to make an image look more ethereal.  Water surfaces are a perfect example as they get evened out and reflective with a long exposure. Waterfalls turn into a nonstop fall over the edge that's soft and pillowy. 

Sparks is another one, where a long exposure can capture the path a spark takes as it flies away. 

Long exposure can also be used to do something called light painting. This is where a person holding a light shining into a camera can create a figure while the camera is open for a minute or two. And as long as the person keeps moving, they won't appear in the image. It's remarkable.

Here are the pictures for today's segment:

Chris says you can even take a long exposure photo with your iPhone. It's built-in. Swipe up on the image and you can choose long exposure, and the iPhone uses computational photography to apply a long exposure after the fact to the image. Or you can use an app like Spectre, which takes a long exposure image.

Our next photo assignment is - WIERD. Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "WIERD and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "TGWIERD" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on our next photo contest review segment, which is in two weeks!

And don't forget to check out Chris' new one on one photography workshop Photo Sensei.