Friday, June 19, 2009

Long Exposure Photography

[Note: This post is on Photography, So it has few images and it might take some time to load in a slow Internet connection. Amen!]

Earlier this month I had mentioned something interesting in a post we tried out in the vacation and posted a random curved lines picture. Inspired by the latest Eveready battery ad, I decided to try something new with my photographer friend(Arun).

Have you heard of Long Exposure photography. To kiss, every camera has shutter that opens and lets light in inside the sensor (old days film) this is what defines the photograph. Controlling the amount of time the shutter is open is called Exposure. Now Long exposure should have made sense! Ideally your camera will have a mode in the dial called "Tv" which will help you control these settings. What Could one achieve with long exposure.
Know the rules and break it!
Motion Blur, Its a technique where a light source moves and shutter is kept long enough to produce a motion blur of the light source. Like a long trial of light. This is the exact same technique used in the Eveready add where a cat chases a mouse! Arun was skill full enough to write his name mirrored so it appears straight in front of the camera. Here is the out come.


Another frantic effort by me to write my name in-spite of my dyslexia to write things mirrored. Tip: Try it in dark room, we used a 15 second exposure and a Sony Ericson mobile torch light as the light trail. Tripod (or a fixed base is must) I will say again, Tripod a must.


Next we tried long exposure were I posed at different angles. The more the time you expose at the object at a point, more its embosses on the area. In the below photo the object was well palaces, but it got over exposed to light. Esp at the left top corner.


So, next was an interesting idea where the photo was taken using camera A and the light source was from camera B flash. So the image was not over exposed. Below is the outcome, and Arun being the Model after six months in gym.

and another...


Then things started to get bit haunting, We started posing for horror movie posters. Its fun once you learn the basics right. You can keep being creative from that. 

and me...

So, go take you camera! Be it an SLR, Point & Shoot or any compact camera with shutter speed adjusting settings. Keep it on a tripod, if not a chair, table try them out. You got any questions, write to us @kvijesh or @arun_ragh. Also send your feedback in the comments.

11 comments:

Varun said...

Excellent work!! :-)

Srihari said...

That's creative stuff and innovative way to learn.. Happy clickin!!

Antony Vincent Pandian.S. said...

Nice work!! Never knew such photos can be taken using a camera!! Good stuff!

amudhan said...

Excellent Vijesh!!! You are getting more and more creative... Good to see that... BTW, the horror photos were really scary... :)

Sankar said...

Brilliant.

Abirami Rajendran said...

yaarachum enakku vepillai adingapaa..bayandhutten :D

summa solla koodathu, if you ppl go to hollywood, pei-yellam pichai vaanganum.

revsjoiedevivre said...

Guruvae! Unga kaal a konjam kaatunga!

Vijesh said...

Thanks All. Planning for more assignments like this soon. :)

Sudharsan said...

cool pics na!!!

How did you manage to write your name in a 15 second shot na... i had a hard time writing three cahracters in a 30 second shot...

Vijesh said...

You should be able to do it on time.

Or try something like this http://twitpic.com/8vawc

damodarakkannan a said...

good photography da