Long exposure hand holding techniques

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desertsp Contributing Member • Posts: 596
Re: Long exposure hand holding techniques

richarddd wrote:

An alternative to holding for a long exposure: Figure out how long you can hold steady. Set that shutter speed. Set appropriate aperture for DOF. Use raw. Take a burst such that total exposure time is at least as long as you would have liked. Stack images in photoshop, align, convert to a smart object, average, then brighten.

This won't work well if the reason for a long exposure was to smooth flowing water or similar reasons, but it will reduce noise quite a bit.

Actually it can work well for smoothing flowing water. The trick is to use the highest speed burst possible, or to use more individual frames.

About 10 frames stacked from a 12fps handheld burst

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