Welcome again to another edition of our Throwback Series! If you wanted to get married during the winter, hoping that you’d have a snowy day to celebrate and, be photographed on… Typically, you’d think that planning your day for early February in Michigan would be a safe bet. Well, mother nature had other plans and plainly said: Not this year! This had been probably one of the most snow devoid winters in my memory. Alas, so it was not meant to be. However, neither we nor our couple was going to let this hinder our enjoyment of this day in the least. Keep reading more below to see our journey through this Lake Orion Wedding.
One of the most alluring aspects of photography is the fact that you can take some really incredible shots at any time of the day or night. As photography is simply the ability to capture light, it makes perfect sense that “Long Exposure” photography plays on that key concept. The difficult part however, is how to capture the light to create those tantalizing images you see in all of the magazines and the internet.
With this blog post, I hope to show you just how easy it is to capture gorgeous scenes for you and others to cherish for a lifetime. Read on to experience the 7 easy tips for amazing long exposure photographs that will overall improve your long exposure photography.
We recently had the great pleasure of strolling around in Downtown Detroit for an engagement shoot for a lovely couple who are getting married on New Years Eve (which we will also be photographing.) Most people don’t think of city shots as a first choice for engagement shoots, but really, it depends on the couple, and I really think this couple were meant for it. They were such good sports, even though it was pretty cold out, and had a lot of fun posing for us and enjoying the stroll through iconic Detroit. It was a fun, exciting, and challenging adventure to be sure. Not only did we try to use the lighting and the activity of the city to really bring out the life of the photos, but we also used a little bit of time exposure as well. Below are some of our photos from the photoshoot, as well as their specs in case you want to know what we did for each photo. Please note, that a speedlight flash with a softbox was used for some of these shots, which really helped to counteract major shadows from the streetlights.