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Slow Shutter Speed Photography Examples and Technique

Slow shutter speed photography is an art, a classic and easy technique of how to utilize your DSLR camera with creativity. Even though these pictures can be taken by a Digital camera if there is an option of controlling the shutter speed. However a DSLR Camera has always the option to control shutter speed.

The technique behind this type of photography is very simple. First let me tell you about a normal photo, in normal photography, once you press the button to take picture, it takes a split second and two sounds normally come in to hearing; click click, one is for shutter open, other for shutter close. These two sounds have so less time between them that you think mostly its a single sound. However if you go to a shutter mode in camera and then select shutter speed to be lets say 10 seconds, you will see these sounds will be 10 seconds apart; click 10 seconds click. The camera will capture everything happening in those 10 seconds and merge them into a single picture, that’s why you will see light trails on roads and water falls like a smoke/cloud effect.

For this type of photography your camera should be on a tripod or placed somewhere and you should take picture with either a shutter release cable/wireless or with timer, so that the camera doesn’t move when you take a picture.

This is ideal mode, when you are capturing waterfalls, roads at night, night photography and fireworks. Many people use creativity with an LED light as well. If you select shutter speed to lets say 30 seconds and move a light in a patters, like LED on sides of a Car, you will see the end result; an image of car with light stripes on its corners.


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New Year’s Eve – Best Cities For Celebration

A New Year.  New possibilities.  New commitments.  New resolutions.  Celebrations and customs may vary around the world, but in most places, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party days of the year. We are all waiting for this special night and carefully preparing for it. Countries around the world will be ringing in the new year soon with fireworks, festivals, friends, parties. That is a magical time when all of the cities around the world are more gloriously alive than they usually are. Here are the best cities to be for New Years Eve in order to have unforgettable New Years celebration.

Barcelona, Spain

If you’ve ever been to Barcelona, you’d know it has an energy and style unlike any other, and its New Year’s celebrations dip into that uniqueness that is Barcelona.  If dancing and partying until the first sunrise of the New Year sounds like it’s right up your alley, then you may want to celebrate with some of the greatest partiers in the world.  The Spanish culture of late meals and even later nights out don’t change just because it’s New Year’s Eve.  Unlike most other cultures around the world, the party in Barcelona doesn’t even begin until close to midnight, with the traditional eating of the twelve grapes during the twelve chimes of midnight.  It’s typically family time when the clock strikes twelve, then it’s off to the clubs to celebrate in style until the sun comes up on the New Year. Continue reading New Year’s Eve – Best Cities For Celebration