We take light for granted. Most of the time, we are shooting during the day and with an abundance of light comes fast shutter speeds. Generally this is a good thing as most of us, as far as shutter speeds go, are only concerned about one thing, camera shake. One problem though, everyone’s pictures start to look alike, and there are way too many pictures out there flooding the airwaves as it is. We see the world with a fast shutter speed, this is how we experience life. To make memorable, impactful images, it is critical to show the world in an unique way. Show your viewer something they've never seen before. Show them something they never could or ever will be able to see with the naked eye.
Instead of thinking about slow shutter speeds as a problem (camera shake, blurry images) you will learn how to take advantage of slower and slower shutter speeds. This is class is designed to show you how you can leverage time itself to create impactful and unique images, to uncover and capture a reality that exists but can only be seen through the lens with long exposures.
Along with these photographic opportunities however become problems. In this Workshop we will tackle these issues head on and learn not only how to overcome them but to use them and exploit them for creative means. We’ll learn how to achieve a custom color balance and take creative control over the temperature of the light. We will manipulate shutter speeds and play with the concept of time, motion and intentional blur for dramatic results. We will address issues such as camera support and stabilization, noise reduction, white balance and dynamic range. Learning the dark arts (literally) of long exposure photography will open the doors to boundless photographic opportunities.
Topics to be covered include:
• Effective camera settings and exposure modes
• Required gear (remotes, tripods, etc.) and recommendation
• Effective tips and techniques for great results
• ND filters for daytime long exposures and super long shutter speeds
• Selective motion blur and estimated shutter speeds ranges and focal lengths
• Panning techniques
• Light painting
• White balance
• Dragging the shutter using off camera flash
Required: Your camera and a tripod.
Optional: A remote shutter release.
About the Instructor:
Ron Jautz is a professional corporate and editorial shooter with over 30 years experience. He specializes in photographing people and travels extensively for clients such as Pfizer, Bank of New York, Time Warner, Inc., Walgreens, Canon USA, Seton Hall University, Duke University, Forbes Magazine and Conde Nast. Over the years Ron has photographed Presidents and Prime Ministers, Members of Congress and Supreme Court Justices, celebrities, athletes and CEOs. In addition to his commercial work, Ron also shoots fine art, having shown work in Galleries up and down the east coast. His most recent exhibit of images from Antarctica will be on display this Fall in North Carolina. To learn more about Ron and his work, please visit his website at www.jautzphoto.com.