In photography, light is the most vital element. In fact, the Greek terms for light and drawing were combined to produce the word photography. Photographers capture light particles on a light-sensitive surface to generate an image. Photography is impossible in absence of light.

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Free Bird: cinders of freedom

Long exposure photography, often known as slow shutter photography, is a cool camera technique that involves leaving the camera’s shutter open for a long time instead of capturing a fraction of a second. To capture and combine the moving objects in the frame while preserving the sharpness of motionless items.

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Smack: the blown kiss

There are many ways to explore long-exposure photography. I’ll show you some examples of the interesting and versatile techniques in long exposure photography is tube light painting. Set your camera on a tripod and keep the shutter in bulb mode to capture the trace of light Then, for the duration of your light shape, hold down the button.

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Busy World: filled with tremendous emptines

The craziest type of long exposure photography is Steel wool photography which uses steel wool that’s been set on fire. When shooting with a camera at slow shutter speeds, embers fly as the burning steel wool is whirled around on a thread or string, creating streaks of light.

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Flying Embers: to create streaks of light

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