On July 7 and 8 I had the pleasure of attending the Fine Art Long Exposure Photography workshop organized by Marc Koegel and Joel Tjintjelaar in Domburg, The Netherlands. I was shooting some behind-the-scenes footage, and the (very) short film above was created from some of those shots. My goal was to give the various shots a look that you would normally only get from a long exposure photograph, but in motion.
Below is a mini-tutorial showing how these shots were created. Click on each image for a larger version and then move your mouse over the large image to see the description. The different shots all required individual processing, using various layers, masks, blend modes and time remapping. Since I don’t want to make your head explode, I’m going to focus on one of the simpler shots: the lighthouse.
This was a relatively straightforward shot to process. Some of the other
ones were a lot more complex, so things can quickly get very involved.
In a way this was still a shortcut though, since I’m using video
footage. Better and more subtle results can be achieved when using a RAW
time lapse. That takes even more time though, so we’ll leave that for