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Waterfalls & Waves

A Comprehensive Guide to Long Exposure Water Photography

Skill-level: Intermediate/Advanced

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  • This eBook and video tutorials set shows the in-depth process to creating long-exposure images of water. Nicole demonstrates the required gear needed for long exposures, how to set up and calculate your exposure, tips for composing water photographs, and more!

    Here's what you get with your purchase:

    eBook: A 126-page written and photo-illustrated guide on long exposure water photography.

    Video Tutorials: Step-by-step videos showing a handful of techniques and start-to-finish post-processing of long-exposure images using Lightroom and ON1 Photo. Videos may be streamed online or downloaded to a computer.

    Practice ImageFiles & Presets: Follow along on your own computer using many of the photographs shown in the eBook and videos. Plus, a set of 8 presets is included with your downloads to quickly apply the settings show in the eBook and videos.

    Please note: This item is delivered digitally as a download and is not a physical product.

  • eBook:

    Number of Pages: 126 pages

    Format: PDF (Vertical & Horizontal versions)

    File Size: 106.7 MB

    Published: December 15, 2015

    ISBN-13: 978-0-9982613-2-4

    ISBN-10: 0-9982613-2-7

      Practice Files & Presets:

      Practice Image Files: Six DNG (RAW) files of each image shown in the video tutorials.

      Presets: Eight presets (Lightroom CC and ON1 Photo)

      Total File Size: 4.2 MB 

        Video Tutorials:

        Description:Five videos showing how to process long-exposure images using Lightroom and ON1 Photo. (See "Table of Contents" tab above for more info.)

        Format: Video (.mp4 files), HD 1080p video

        Length: 55 minutes, 17 seconds (00:55:17)

        File Size: 628 MB

      • Introduction:

        Introduction • v

        Video Tutorials • vi

        Camera Gear:

        Camera Requirements • 2

        Recommended Lenses • 5

        Tripod and Tripod Heads • 8

        Stopwatch • 10

        Filter Setup • 11

        Accessories • 14

        Settings & Exposure

        Camera Settings • 18

        What is a Stop? • 32

        Calculating Proper Exposure with ND Filters • 33

        Reading the Light • 40

        Composition & Creativity

        Composition Fundamentals • 43

        The Best Conditions for Long Exposures • 50

        Watch Out for Distractions • 53

        Get Your Feet Wet • 54

        Beyond the Basics

        Long Exposures at Sunrise or Sunset • 56

        Correcting Color Cast from ND Filters • 61

        Photographing on Bridges or Platforms • 65

        Keeping Lenses and Filters Dry • 66

        Long Exposures and Light Leaks • 68

        Sinking Sand • 69

        Start to Finish

        Punalu’u Black Sand Beach • 71

        Cedar Creek Grist Mill • 92

        Vernazza in Cinque Terre • 109

        Conclusion • 126

        Video Curriculum:

        Processing a Long Exposure at Sunrise (00:13:36)

        Correcting Color Shift from Neutral Density Filters (00:04:06)

        Punalu'u Black Sand Beach (00:15:08)

        Cedar Creek Grist Mill (00:08:52)

        Vernazza in Cinque Terre (00:13:35)

      Please note: This item is delivered digitally as a download and is not a physical product.

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