10 great examples of long exposure photos

Slowing down the shutter speed on your camera can be a great way to get creative with your photography and give you give you a very different and unique look. It sometimes takes a lot of experimentation to get that perfect shot, but the results can look fantastic. Every second your shutter is open changes the image and can make for some really fun photography. Here are 10 great examples of long exposure photography to get your inspired.

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photo by Express Monorail

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Photo by Xavier Rey

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photo by Stuck in Customs

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photo by Xavier Rey


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photo by Lucas Janin

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photo by c@rljones

photo by MumbleyJoe

photo by MumbleyJoe

photo by MumbleyJoe

photo by MumbleyJoe

photo by MumbleyJoe

photo by MumbleyJoe

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Author: Mark

Mark is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer from Northern California. He has been passionate about photography since childhood and started his studio 12 years ago to bring a fresh style of photography to the wedding and portrait world.

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11 Comments

  1. Great long-exposure shots!! Thanks for posting them.

  2. Thanks for your comment Dave, glad you enjoyed the images!

  3. Wow, any idea the exposure times on any of these? The San Fran shot is a bit eerie and surreal.

  4. Yes, here is the tech info for that shot
    “Nikon D40 | Nikon 18-200VR@27mm | f/8 | 31.9s | ISO200 | Tripod ”

    Pretty amazing feel to those clouds/fog, I love that shot!

  5. AMAZING photos! Thank you for sharing them.

    I especially enjoyed the fireworks and then of course the lighthouse. (My fav as we live very near a lighthouse!:D Thank you again for sharing! They are very inspiring!!!

  6. gorgeous!!

  7. The light house shot is just so amazing..i like to take long exposre shots.. the results are vry much unpredictable..i set my camera to the lowest iso & the aperture to the smallest setting for maximum exposure..may i knw the iso speed of the the light house..its just perfect..

  8. … WOW!..

  9. Very interesting site.

  10. Great list of excellent long exposure shots !

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