Long Exposure Photography

See The Files Section for links to helpful tips and techniques.

This group is for sharing/discussing long exposure photos, and has historically been a friendly, supportive group. We welcome your photos of the aurora borealis, night sky photos, star trails, light painting, camera rotation, urban exploration, coasts, and waterfalls. Generally, the exposure should be a 1/2 second or more and be taken by you. We greatly encourage you to share info about your camera equipment, settings, location, and any stories that people would find interesting about your photo. We strongly prefer long exposure photos in the following spirit:

"Long-exposure photography or time-exposure photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. The paths of moving light sources become clearly visible."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-exposure_photography or photography utilizing night, night sky, or light painting.

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We understand that some long exposure photos will not readily show signs of smearing, blurring, etc., such as images where the foreground or other objects are light painted or some urban/night photos. Also, we will allow for photos of the moon at night as they are often difficult to disassociate with night sky photography, although we recognize that this might not always be long exposure. These are all great!

If your long exposure photo does not show overt signs of long exposure or light painting, i.e., a still life, hallway, landscape, or otherwise have the appearance of being easily photographed during the day and/or appear to be natural lighting, please let us know the camera settings and describe what is going on so they are not automatically deleted.

Continuous attempts to argue for or post exceptions may result in being banned and your photos deleted. Please do not post landscape or still-life photos that are not long exposure photos. Only link to photos taken by someone else if asking about techniques or things of that nature.

Our group has a long history of friendly, knowledgeable, helpful participants, and we hope to keep it this way. Spammers will be reported to Facebook and permanently banned from our group. Mean, unproductive comments are not welcome. Neither are attempts at baiting, arguing, provoking, continually questioning the parameters of what the group accepts as long exposure photography, or continually posting non-long exposure photography photos. If you see examples of this, report it by clicking on the upper right corner of the offending post and one of the Admins will address it as soon as possible. Thank you for your help and respect.

Lastly, if your profile doesn't allow us to look at your history or photos or looks fake, this may result in not being admitted into the group. Let's share and learn from one another and have fun! Thank you!