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Now available! The complete guide to long exposure photography

The complete guide to long exposure photography.
The complete guide to long exposure photography, by Jason P. Odell, Ph.D.

I’m pleased to announce the immediate release of my thirteenth eBook, Stretching Time: Mastering the Art of Long Exposure Photography.

This printable, high-resolution PDF eBook is the culmination of several years of work and research into the creative and technical aspects of long exposure digital capture. From exposure theory to composition and post-processing, Stretching Time is a complete resource for anyone interested in creating dramatic long exposure images. I hope you find this new guide informative and enjoyable.

-Jason Odell

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Creating impact with a long exposure

A 54 second exposure transformed this scene from "nice" to "dynamic."
A 54 second exposure transformed this scene from “nice” to “dynamic.”

Of all the photographic techniques I’ve learned over the years, I have really come to enjoy creating long exposure images. A long exposure image can create a scene that is both based in reality and yet appears completely surreal, as time stretches across the frame.

Join me online Saturday, September 12th for an in-depth look at how I capture and process long exposure images. I’ll be covering a wide range of techniques and styles that I use in my photography.

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Viva Las Vegas!

The Digital Underground workshop took to the streets of Las Vegas.
The Digital Underground workshop took to the streets of Las Vegas.

I’m back from leading a workshop with Deborah Sandidge to the always target-rich environment of Las Vegas, Nevada! This workshop was the first in a series we are calling “Digital Underground,” where we look for urban and edgy subjects, especially after dark!

Over the four day workshop, we hit some pretty amazing locations! You can see a gallery of images from the workshop here. Continue reading Viva Las Vegas!

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Sometimes you take what you’re given

The original plan was to capture a long-exposure shot of the International Space Station passing over Garden of the Gods. This cloud had other plans.
The original plan was to capture a long-exposure shot of the International Space Station passing over Garden of the Gods. This cloud had other plans.

There was a small piece of paper outside the door to my graduate student lab that read, “sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men are about equal.” When it comes to night photography, you have to have a plan. My plan was to capture a long exposure image of the International Space Station (ISS) as it passed over Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs, CO. Continue reading Sometimes you take what you’re given

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