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60 Spectacular Examples of Long Exposure Photography



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!

Amsterdam At Night by Iván Maigua

Amsterdam At Night by Iván Maigua

No man’s land by Haaghun

No man's land by Haaghun

Snake on a Train by Brian Donovan

Snake on a Train by Brian Donovan

Joe PennistonReflections of Earth by Joe Penniston

Joe PennistonReflections of Earth by Joe Penniston

Sunset Fever by Karim Nafatni

Sunset Fever by Karim Nafatni

My Son and I by Jason Theaker

My Son and I by Jason Theaker

Lightning Strike over the Pacific by Craig Hudson

Lightning Strike over the Pacific by Craig Hudson

Final Approach by Ismael Jordá

Final Approach by Ismael Jordá

Morning at the Falls by Derek Kind

Morning at the Falls by Derek Kind

People Mixer by Anthony Gelot

People Mixer by Anthony Gelot

Purple Haze by Jay Andruckow

Purple Haze by Jay Andruckow

Endurance by Jim Patterson

Endurance - Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon

Another Sunset in Austin by Trey Ratcliff

Another Sunset in Austin by Trey Ratcliff

Pacman II

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Holy Long Exposure by Michael Righi

Holy Long Exposure by Michael Righi

Beat The Traffic Jam – Vespa by JWT Agency

Beat The Traffic Jam – Vespa by JWT Agency

Spectacular Cyprus Sunset by Tomasz Huczek

Spectacular Cyprus Sunset by Tomasz Huczek

Star Trails At Sunset by Stuart Gibson

Star Trails At Sunset by Stuart Gibson

Urban Ice by Karim Nafatni

Urban Ice by Karim Nafatni

Land of Lupines by Nagesh Mahadev

Land of Lupines by Nagesh Mahadev

Mysterious Night by AtomicZen

Mysterious Night by AtomicZen

Grand finale by Takk B

Grand finale by Takk B

Milky Way Over Quiver Tree Forest by Florian Breuer

Milky Way Over Quiver Tree Forest by Florian Breuer

Fireflies On Long Exposure by Rel Ohara

Fireflies On Long Exposure by Rel Ohara

Traffic Trails Of London by Chris Dorney

Traffic Trails Of London by Chris Dorney

Rolling towards the sun by Ivan Maigua

Rolling towards the sun by Ivan Maigua

Long Exposure Kang And Kodos by Darren Pearson

Long Exposure Kang And Kodos by Darren Pearson

Launching Bottle Rocket by Dan Anderson

Launching Bottle Rocket by Dan Anderson

Lightning Storm, Ventura, California by Amery Carlson

Lightning Storm, Ventura, California by Amery Carlson

Vanishing by Kees Smans

Vanishing by Kees Smans

Light Drawing In Santa Barbara by Evan Pollard

Light Drawing In Santa Barbara by Evan Pollard

Norway by Christer Olsen

Norway by Christer Olsen

Plane Light Trails by Terence Chang

Plane Light Trails by Terence Chang

Man On Fire by Nacho Cosio

Man On Fire by Nacho Cosio

Evening Storm by Chaluntorn Preeyasombat

Evening Storm by Chaluntorn Preeyasombat

The Walker by Dave Cox

The Walker by Dave Cox

Northern Lights Over Roads Of Alaska by Chris Ledoux

Northern Lights Over Roads Of Alaska by Chris Ledoux

Sparkle Long Exposure Circle by Alex Coppel

Sparkle Long Exposure Circle by Alex Coppel

Osprey Vertical Lift Aircraft In Iraq by Joe Kane

Osprey Vertical Lift Aircraft In Iraq by Joe Kane

Krka by Daniel Rericha

Krka by Daniel Rericha

Rush Hour In Mumbai by Vivek Prakash

Rush Hour In Mumbai by Vivek Prakash

Landing At Night, Cockpit View by Javier Guerrero

Landing At Night, Cockpit View by Javier Guerrero

Windmill Under The Stars by Sus Bogaerts

Windmill Under The Stars by Sus Bogaerts

Peaceful by Julien Delaval

Peaceful by Julien Delaval

Milky Way, Seen From The Top Of Mauna Kea, Hawaii by Terje Sorgjerd

Milky Way, Seen From The Top Of Mauna Kea, Hawaii

Long Exposures Taken With Glow Sticks In Waterfalls by Sean Lenz

Long Exposures Taken With Glow Sticks In Waterfalls by Sean Lenz

Energy – Film Long Exposure by Cameron Jung

Energy - Film Long Exposure by Cameron Jung

Wreck of the Sygna

Wreck of the Sygna by brentbat

Dubai Marina by Cesar Castillo

Dubai Marina by Cesar Castillo

Autumn by Sinan Cans?z

Autumn by Sinan Cans?z

One Calm Tree by Rob Dickinson

One Calm Tree by Rob Dickinson

Todhead Point by Angus Clyne

Todhead Point by Angus Clyne

Smoking Jungle by Karim Nafatni

Smoking Jungle by Karim Nafatni

Time goes on by Philipp Richert

Time goes on by Philipp Richert

Chosen by Ted Gore

Chosen by Ted Gore

Ocean Truce by Magnus Larsson

Ocean Truce by Magnus Larsson

Kirkjufell evening by Dylan Toh & Marianne Lim

Kirkjufell evening by Dylan Toh & Marianne Lim

Golden Gate Bridge by Anakin Yang

Golden Gate Bridge by Anakin Yang

The Pillars of the Earth by David Martin Castan

The Pillars of the Earth by David Martin Castan

Infinity by Sam Assadi

Infinity by Sam Assadi

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Igor Ovsyannykov

Igor Ovsyannykov

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