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Technique - Long Shutter Speed

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Mastering shutter speed as a creative tool is integral to being at ease with your camera, and a great way to further that aim is to see what happens when we shoot with slower shutter speeds. Tripods are advised but not essential, and that contrast between the things that are moving, and the things that aren’t, is often what makes a good long exposure shot. If you’re having difficulty getting a long shutter speed at the correct exposure, close the aperture right down, and set your ISO to the lowest setting on your camera. If that isn’t enough, you can always buy a neutral density filter, or wait for darker conditions to shoot in.

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Entries closed
2 August 2023

2 August 2023 to 10 August 2023

Winners announced
10 August 2023

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