Long Exposure Photography of Clouds

Long exposures are highly popular in landscape photography, normally used for turning turbulent, violent water into silky smooth flows. However, they are fantastic for creating motion in the sky as well. This great video tutorial will show you how to create such images, including the gear, settings, and compositions that go into making compelling results. 

Coming to you from Landscape Photography iQ with Tom Mackie, this awesome video tutorial will show you the ins and outs of long exposure landscape images with clouds. Adding motion to a landscape image via the sky can be a great way to add more drama. One thing to consider carefully is the direction of the cloud movement when you create your composition. While any direction of movement can be visually interesting with the right composition, facing your camera parallel to the direction of movement can create a flow that opens up dramatically to the viewer and also allows a natural leading line to draw the viewer’s eye deeper into the image. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Mackie. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi.” 

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