How to take long exposure shots of the sea

Black and white landscape photography: how to make moody minimalist effects

Timing is key to shooting great seascapes. You need to be there at the right time of day, but just as important is the timing of the exposure. For a raging, stormy sea, a fast shutter speed can be appropriate, but with calmer waters, the best approach is to take it slow. Very slow. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to take control of your camera to take long exposure pictures of the sea you can be proud of.

Blur moving clouds with an ND filter: how to calculate exposures in 4 easy steps

How to blur moving clouds: 01 Choose a filter

Using long exposures to blur moving water is a classic technique, but a similar technique can also be used to great effect to blur scudding clouds. In this tutorial we show you how to calculate exposures with your ND filter to blur moving clouds, giving more impact to your landscape photography.

Star trails: how to use your camera’s Bulb mode to capture stunning long exposures

Star trails: how to use your camera's Bulb mode to capture stunning long exposures

Star trails are a popular subject to shoot this time of year, but knowing how to use your camera’s Bulb mode setting is the only way you’ll get an exposure long enough to capture the classic night photography effect you’re after. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to hold the shutter open as long as you like.

Multiple exposures in-camera: how to get long-exposure effects in bright light

Multiple exposures in-camera: how to get long-exposure effects in bright light

We often sing the praises of camera filters and the creative advantages they offer photographers, but depending on the make and model of your camera, you don’t always need a filter. Below we’ll show you a really simple technique for making multiple exposures in-camera – a great alternative for making long-exposure effects in bright sunlight.