Lately I’ve experimented a bit with long exposure photography. (Disclaimer: I am not an experienced professional photographer.) I don’t presume to be trendy - perhaps long exposure was at some point hip and I’m behind the times. Maybe it’s never achieved a widespread cool factor (that would be hard to believe?). In any case, I think it’s cool, or can be, depending on application.
I've also experimented with layering a still fragment of the image over the long exposure image, which I think is an interesting effect.
So what case am I attempting to make? Just a few points, really:
Long exposure suggests dynamism. There’s movement, a liveliness, that differs from what you see in still photography.
It can draw attention to a focal point, enhancing your visual message.
It’s a bit edgy and whimsical. Long exposure photography stands out and adds a bit of magic, mystery, and wonder to your design.
Finally, it just looks awesome.
What do you think about long exposure photography? Have you ever experimented with it?