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Hold Your Breath and Do Not Move…

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Portraits and Waterfalls…

There is something to be said for the cool effect a long exposure has on water. The longer the exposure, the more it smooth and silky the water appears. This can be an exposure nightmare. A little light, such as dusk or dawn, is my preferred time to do these sort of shots. Mid-day, not so much. There are several ways to compensate and tweak things to get the results you, regardless of the time of day. That is another post and another day.

Again, long exposure is needed. Add a person to the mix, they cannot blink, move or breath for the duration of the shot. I suppose, it is really not all that much unlike portraits from 100+ years ago. You know the ones, everyone looks crabby. Exposures we so long, it was best if no one smiled. Less chance of motion blur around the mouth and eyes. Anyway…

Portraits-by-SMHerrick-Photography

Good job holding still little lady! Wonder how much work I did in post? Not all that much – a little here and there. The ridiculous blue of the water is not from post. See that setting on your camera? AWB? Try turning it off of auto once in a while. Even better, see what happens when you set it to something other than what it is supposed to be set at. Here for example, I set my White Balance to incandescent.