Long Exposure

Which ND Filters to Buy?

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Long Exposure Blog Posts | 0 comments

Which ND Filters to Buy?

After explaining how Long Exposure Photography works and the need for ND Filters, the first question that always rises is: Which ND Filters should I buy? Well, there a quite a few different ND filters brands out there to choose from and one can seriously get confused when deciding which ones are the perfect balance of performance and price. In this blog I will try and give some background info about ND Filters in general and also address some characteristics you should be considering when deciding which brand is best for you. Additionally, I...

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Long Exposure – Students Work

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Long Exposure Blog Posts | 0 comments

Long Exposure – Students Work

Jack Vainer – The Words Don’t Fit the Picture Its been a few years now that I teach the Daytime Long Exposure course at Langara College here in Vancouver BC. In the scope of the course I start from the very basics of Daytime Long Exposure, and proceed to more sophisticated and complex images. I try to give my students an edge over the sea of mediocre images out there. Throughout the course we cover topics such as Black and White vs. Colour Long Exposure, Architectural Photography as well as cityscapes and landscapes as after all,...

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CBC Interview with Stephen Quinn

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Blog Posts, Creativity Blog Posts, Long Exposure Blog Posts | 0 comments

CBC Interview with Stephen Quinn

Paint the City Dec. 29, 2014         http://sharontenenbaum.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/0020cdb8.mp3

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ND Filters for Daytime Long Exposure Photography – Color Distortion

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Long Exposure Blog Posts | 0 comments

ND Filters for Daytime Long Exposure Photography – Color Distortion

I am always sceptical when I see ‘too good to be true’ advertisements but there something I just have to share. A few weeks ago a brand new JT ProStop IRND Long Exposure Filter Kit arrived at my door (thank you Formatt Hitech Filters and Rod Clark  ) and finally I had the time to go out to shoot some Daytime Long Exposures. I was keen to try out my new filters and was shocked at the results – ZERO colour casting!!! so once I was done with my shoots and just to share with you my experience, I made sure to take a shot with...

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To change the sky or not?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Long Exposure Blog Posts | 0 comments

To change the sky or not?

When shooting Daytime Long Exposure Photography you will find yourself many times at locations when the weather is not in your favour.  After you traveled for miles to reach a certain location and only have a short window of opportunity to get your shot, the building or bridge you want to shoot is there cooperating with you but the sky isn’t.  So what do you do? Should you afterwards in Photoshop change the sky to the gorgeous streaky one you shot just a few days before? My take on it is yes, but as long as no one can tell and that it...

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Kite Surfer 01 – The Vision behind the Image: Three Phases of Time

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Long Exposure Blog Posts | 0 comments

Kite Surfer 01 – The Vision behind the Image:  Three Phases of Time

It was just recent when I was speaking in front of a group that I actually verbally understood what I was trying to convey in this image.  I guess that at the time of creation I had the vision and concept I wanted to express but could not fully articulate it.  I find that this happens with creativity, the seed of a conceptual idea is sown within me and takes time until it fully surfaces to be dressed with words.   I have been creating quite a few images now where I combine two photographs, a long exposure and a still shot...

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Kite Surfers #2 – Composite of 5 Images

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Long Exposure Blog Posts | 0 comments

Kite Surfers #2 – Composite of 5 Images

As those of you that have been following my recent work, you’ll notice that I am enjoying the creative freedom of combining Daytime Long Exposure Photography with Still Shots.  It started with the Algarve Wind Farm images, continued to the Southern Straits Boat Race images and now my Kite Surfers.  Kite Surfer #1 (last blog) was a much easier attempt than this one Kite Surfers #2 as there is just so much going on in the water and in the sky.  The more details there are, the harder it is to isolate the subject (still shots of the surfers...

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Kite Surfer #1 – Composite of Four Images

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Long Exposure Blog Posts | 0 comments

Kite Surfer #1 – Composite of Four Images

For those of you that have been following my Daytime Long Exposure you can see that I enjoy creating images that are a composite of more than one image, trying to expand my creative expression 🙂 My first attempt was the Algarve Wind Farms, a year later the Southern Straits Boat Race and now, I want to introduce my Kite Surfer #1 image.   My vision in this technique is to convey the range of motion of the subject matter.  In the world of photography, we are reducing reality from four dimensions (three special dimensions of height,...

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Daytime Long Exposure Photography – Cloud Formations and Velocities

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Long Exposure Blog Posts | 0 comments

Daytime Long Exposure Photography – Cloud Formations and Velocities

Today I want to talk about a key component in Long Exposure Photography, and that is clouds and the streaks that they create in Long Exposure daytime images. A. Cloud Streaks In daytime long exposure photography, cloud streaks are created from the movement of clouds against the background of a uniform sky.  When an area is bright one minute from the cloud (since it is white), and dark the next once the cloud has moved, and the relatively darker sky (blue) is exposed.  This change of white to blue and blue to white creates the cloud streaks...

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NEW 2nd Edition Ebook: How to Create Long Exposure Fine Art Photography

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Long Exposure Blog Posts | 0 comments

NEW 2nd Edition Ebook: How to Create Long Exposure Fine Art Photography

Newly Released 2nd Edition of Ebook: How to Create Long Exposure Fine Art Photography with more Before and After How To’s and an expansive new chapter on Art Tips. Either you are new to the technique of Daytime Long Exposure or just want to fine tune your skills more insight and understanding the newly updated ebook will answer your needs.   From Chapter 5: Living in Vancouver B.C. is a gift. An amazing place surrounded by water and beauty. Every summer the fortunate owners of sail boats are out sailing while the rest of us get to enjoy...

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Long Exposure Post Processing – Creating a Smooth Water Surface – Marble Slate Effect.

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Long Exposure Blog Posts | 1 comment

Long Exposure Post Processing – Creating a Smooth Water Surface – Marble Slate Effect.

In this tutorial I would like to explain a basic principle in Daytime Long Exposure Post Processing.  It is a trick us photographers use to create an effect in which I call ‘The Marble Slate Effect’.  The illusion in which the water in a long exposure image looks white, clear and smooth resembling a marble slate leaving no evidence if ripples, currents or any imperfections in the water. This is an image I recently took of which I superimposed a boat from a still shot into a long exposure image of the water.   To create this effect...

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The Vision Behind the Algarve Wind Farm #1 Image

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in Long Exposure Blog Posts | 0 comments

The Vision Behind the Algarve Wind Farm #1 Image

Explaining the Conceptual Vision behind this Daytime Long Exposure Wind Farm image to achieve a Fine Art black and white photograph.  Third Place Winner in the 2011 International Photography Awards for Industrial Architecture. Long Exposure Photography: The Vision Behind the Algarve Wind Farm #1 Image from Sharon Tenenbaum on...

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Daytime Long Exposure with People – Two Fishermen

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Long Exposure Blog Posts | 0 comments

Daytime Long Exposure with People – Two Fishermen

The beauty of Daytime Long Exposure Photography is the juxtaposition it creates between stagnant (hard) objects and moving (soft) objects.  The first image that comes to my mind is hard stable cliff against the streaks of moving clouds and / or soft water.  The cliffs are eternal and forever stagnant and the clouds are constantly moving and changing with every moment that goes by.  Between these two is a whole spectrum of ‘life’ that happens in between and what other way to capture that than with people.   The image below is an old...

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