Long exposure photography involves a long-duration shutter speed. Shutter speed is the length of time your camera’s shutter is open while taking a photo. While you have the shutter open, light hits the film or image sensor. Depending on how long you have your shutter open, the difference can have a dramatic impact on your photo.
Let’s say you’re taking an image of a waterfall. A shutter speed of 1 second will be completely different from 1/800 of a second. A shutter speed of 1 second will look like the water is smoothly flowing, making it appear blurry. A shutter speed of 1/800 of a second will essentially freeze the water in time, making it appear very detailed.
Trying out different shutter speeds is fun and rewarding. I think this type of photography is very artistic and allows the viewer to experience time in a different fashion. Today I would like to share 30 incredible long exposure photographs for you to enjoy. I hope these images will ignite your imagination and inspire you to try long exposure photography!