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Long Exposure Photography Photo Archive

I’m happy to present you with the complete archive of my long exposure photography. Long exposure photography is a beautiful way of getting creative with your photography. It can be used during the night to capture low-light situations, and it can also be used during the day using a tripod and filters to create a range of effects with motion, skies, and water! It wasn’t long after first getting into photography in 2014 that I began experimenting with slow shutter speeds. The following archive details my entire experience with long exposure photography.

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Merry-Go-Round Long Exposure Photography (January 2016)

One evening, while at Everland, South Korea‘s largest amusement park, I did some long exposure photography of the Merry-Go-Round. I was aiming to try something a little more creative and unique, and I was especially happy with the resulting images. I also enjoyed that I could include some subjects in the image’s foreground, such as the people to the right of the frame. I think this also added an extra element of interest to the frame.

Some Additional Related Archives: Black and White Photography, Night PhotographyAmusement Parks, Gyeonggi-doYongin

Gangnam, Seoul Long Exposure Photography (October 2015)

For another little excursion for long exposure photography, I headed out to Gangnam, Seoul, for an evening of photography. I really enjoyed the images that I captured. One of my favorites then was the image with the woman in high heels crossing the road. I think I really balanced out the perfect shutter speed to capture both the vehicles and the people moving through my frame. I held out for many of the images when the pedestrians came towards me over the crosswalk. I tried a few different locations. However, I lost some of the images when my hard drive failed! 😅

Long-Exposure Photographs at Cheonggyecheon Stream (October 2015)

This new world of long-exposure photography is something that I found extremely fascinating. I had my tripod now, which made all this possible. In addition to taking long exposure at night, I learned it could be done during the daytime. All that was needed besides the tripod was an ND filter, which darkens the lens by several stops, enabling a slower shutter speed. In October, I hit the ground running with these newfound techniques. I practiced taking some photographs at Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul, South Korea. I was very happy with the results.

Bus Trails in Gwanghwamun (October 2015)

With my newfound technique, I ventured to Gwanghwamun, Seoul, in the early morning to photograph the moving buses in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Honestly, I went for the palace. But as it was morning, the palace was not lit up. My bad! 😅) Still, I didn’t squander the opportunity to photograph! The early morning still had plenty of traffic and buses coming through, which made for an incredible chance to capture some unique light trails.

First Try at Long Exposure Photography

One of the first times I tried long exposure photography was in 2015. I was still relatively new to photography and learned about this form of photography online. I liked how it looked and wanted to try it for myself, so it was only a matter of time! I went out and bought myself a sturdy tripod to begin my experiments with. One evening close to home, I took a little walk and gave it a shot. I later understood this type of photo is called light trail photography.

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