12 Tips for Long Exposure Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is beautiful on its own, but it can be so much more creative with long exposures. Immediately afterwards I discovered long exposure photography for landscapes. It was love at first sight.

When I scout for a new location, or I search the internet, I have always long exposure photography in mind.

You can do long exposure landscape photography almost anywhere on the globe. You need to know where and when to find an element that moves at an adequate speed.

The two main subjects are water (including waterfalls, seas, streams) and clouds in the sky.

But there may also be other possibilities. For example: car’s lights moving on a winding mountain or hill road, or the movement of stars in the sky. Also, taking an image of the Milky Way is a long exposure.

Here are 12 tips to help you take better long exposure photography. Almost all will apply to all the cases I have mentioned above.
Two minute long exposure photography in Porto Venere, Italy. Without an incoming storm I would not have been able to take this long exposure.

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