Long-exposure photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, the moving elements.

If I can’t go to the gallery – the gallery will come to me!

During the first lockdown in the UK, my husband and I came up with this idea to hang my artwork and create a gallery atmosphere in our home. Specifically repainted the living room walls and took these long exposure pictures, in our gallery ”opening” night.
You can check my artwork in more details here: PAINTINGS & HOME DECOR

As I was really happy with my long – exposure pictures taken indoors, I decided to go outside and take a few snaps on the Blackheath, walking distance from our home. This time I chose to use Christmas lights for my photoshoot. After some practice shots indoors, I was ready to shoot outdoors. Luckily the night was warm, and my model was patience.

© 2020 R.Mateviciute. London, Blackheath. 8 sec. f/3.5, ISO-100
© 2020 R.Mateviciute. London, Blackheath. 6 sec. f/3.5, ISO-100

This project I was shooting with my NIKON D5600 and AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. Definitely recommend to try this satisfying method of shooting. Grab your camera, use your tripod, get yourself some ND (neutral density) filters for your lens and consider getting a remote shutter release if you don’t have one.

Some camera settings I used for this photoshoot:

  • Indoor: 10 sec. f/10, ISO-100
  • Outdoor : 6 sec. f/3.5, ISO-100