Mmm… Ocean Blur: take long exposure pictures of the sea you can be proud of

How to take long exposure pictures of the sea: Step 8

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.

Making the case for Auto ISO

Manual ISO setting

Readers often tell us that one of their most common photography problems is forgetting to adjust the ISO settings on their camera when switching between indoor and outdoor shooting. Many often ask if their camera has a reminder they can set. Well, kind of…

How and when to use ND filters (and what the numbers mean)

When and how to use ND filters

Have you ever wondered how pro photographers capture movement in their landscape shots to produce soft, blurry clouds and misty waterfalls? Are your long exposures just not delivering the same effect? Chances are that those pro images have been shot using a neutral density filter. These dark filters are designed to reduce the amount of light reaching the sensor in order to increase exposure times, without affecting the colour of the image. But how do you know when to use ND filters?

Photo of the day: 11 June

Digital Camera world photo of the day

Today’s photo nearly made us fall out of our chairs. ‘The Shawl’ by nomadr is of a live flamenco dance and has captured the movement of the dancer perfectly. The lighting adds another dramatic element to the picture.