As much as I LOVE using filters for long exposure photography, there are times when they are not required. And that time is well before sunrise, when the sky is still fairly dark (maybe 45 minutes before sunrise sometimes). This image was shot over four minutes, and I was happy with the result. One of the questions I get asked is, how long do I know to leave a long exposure for?? The answer is……well there are a few answers. The biggest one is practice. I am out shooting daily, and have been for years, so I’ve learned how to read the light and I’ve learned how to use my equipment. The other is, try shorter exposures first to get used to the way they work, and another is, use a long exposure app when using filters, it calculates the time for you – not perfectly by any means, but it gives you an excellent starting point. As for shooting without filters? It took me ages until I could afford to invest in some, so I had to make do shooting in near darkness. If you want to join the filter party (and it’s pretty addictive), you can use my discount code WANDA5OFF to shop for NISI filters (which are the best, I reckon)……..just shop on www.nisifilters.com.au and message me if you need help…..and then come and do a private workshop with me, I will help you work it all out! .
Private photography workshops + portrait shoots + Instameets + firstname.lastname@example.org 📍: Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia 📷: Canon 6D 🕶: Canon 16-35mm f4 L IS USM 🔭: Sirui W2204 ◼️: no filters 💡: f11 263s ISO100 16mm