Practicing Long-Exposure Shots with Sony A7RV

March 19, 2023
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Long-exposure photography is a technique that involves using a slow shutter speed to capture a stationary subject while also capturing motion blur.

To get started with long-exposure photography, a few basic tools are recommended. First, you will need a tripod to keep your camera steady during the exposure. But you can also use some objects available in urban space. It has to be stable in order to be able to hold your camera. You will also need a remote shutter. It will minimize any movement caused by pressing the camera's shutter button.

Once you have your gear ready, you can start experimenting with long exposures. You can set your camera to manual mode. Select a low ISO to reduce digital noise. Set your aperture to a small value like f/9 or f/10. This will increase the depth of field. Finally, set your shutter speed to a few seconds or longer, depending on the amount of motion you want to capture.

Choose the right lens: wide-angle lenses are ideal for landscape shots, while telephoto lenses are better for capturing distant objects. I used Sony 24mm 1.4 GM for all my shots.

Consider using an ND filter to reduce the amount of light entering the lens, allowing for longer exposure times. This is very useful when shooting during the day.

Long-exposure photography can be used to capture a variety of subjects, such as waterfalls, star trails, and light trails from cars or other moving objects. In my video, you will see how we use buses and trams - very popular public transportation in Warsaw.

In conclusion, the Sony A7RV is a powerful camera that is capable of producing stunning long-exposure images. However, you can use any camera you have, even very old models. I could get similar effects with the Sony A6000. With these tips, you'll be well on your way to creating stunning long-exposure photographs in seconds. Just remember to experiment, have fun, and don't be afraid to try new things!



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