Good Morning Everybody,
Well, it just wasn't in the stars to get Technique Tuesday up yesterday. We made the mad dash from San Francisco to Sacramento, got started late on the room set up because of a meeting in process when we arrived, and barely had time to get the room set before over 200 of our Digital WakeUp Call guests started to arrive. No problem - we'll just post it today.
This, by the way is the day we visit Google - actually, in just a few hours. I'll give you the low down tomorrow. I can't wait! Anyway, let's get on with yesterday's Technique Tuesday...
How Slow Can You Go? Shooting The Very Slow Shutter Speed - Handheld
During my seminars, I show many images where I use very slow shutter speeds for example; 1/10 second to obtain the shot (I never carry a tripod to a wedding) and everyone is surprised by how I am able to pull this somewhat easy task off. In this tutorial I'll reveal my secrets. Well, not really secrets, just good technique.
And the technique has to be good to pull off the shutter speeds I'm demonstrating on this video. I made all the images at 1/4 second and slower - all hand-held. I needed the slow shutter speed to blur the motion of the flowing water which really added a sense of beauty and in some cases power to the finished photographs. Instead of me talking about it, why not hit the PLAY button below and see what I was up too. I hope you enjoy the video.
Hey gang, that's it for today. I'll get back on the regular schedule once we can sneak a few more minutes in the day. I'll plan to run our next post on "Portraits - Booking, Shooting, and Selling" tomorrow. It's sort of business related so it works for tomorrow. Enjoy the tutorial today and I'll see everybody sometime tomorrow. Hope to see some friendly faces tonight in San Jose. We're are off Goggling this morning, -David