One great way to give your landscape photos a different look is to create a long exposure that results is wispy, flowing clouds that gracefully stretch across the frame. This helpful tutorial will show you two methods for doing just that.
Coming to you from Mike Perea Photography, this great video will show you two methods for creating long exposure shots of clouds. The first is the traditional ND filter method, which helps you create a longer exposure time even in brighter conditions. The second takes minimal work in Photoshop. Notice how Perea isn’t just using this technique to do something different; he carefully considers the direction in which the clouds are moving and positions himself so they create strong leading lines to his subject. If you’re doing this with foliage in the shot and there’s wind on the ground, you might want to consider taking a separate exposure for the sky and ground so you can freeze the motion of the foliage and mask in the cloud motion. This will allow for a crisp, clean shot while still giving you the desired effect. Check out the video above for the full breakdown of the process.
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