During November 10 - 13, 2012, I was in New York for the NYC Photo Walk, filming some behind the scenes impressions. This is a short video I edited together from that material.
During those 4 days, a lot of us were doing long exposure photography, a genre that not only captures a much longer time span than regular photography, smoothing out any fast motion into something more ethereal, but also forces the photographer to work more slowly and mindfully, given the amount of time each shot takes. Even though NYC can be very hectic, I wanted this video to reflect this slowing down of time. In a few shots I also experimented with a new technique which I call Long Exposure Slow Motion.
I decided not to take a tripod along on this trip, which at first may seem somewhat limiting, given that it's quite hard to get steady footage when filming hand held with a DSLR. In retrospect however, I think many of the shots I got are way more dynamic than if I had used a tripod. With a little bit of practice and, where necessary, a bit of stabilization on post, it's surprising what kind of hand-held camera moves you can get away with.