Pinhole long exposures with a DSLR

Started 7 months ago | Questions thread
Leonard Migliore
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That's a long long exposure

Tigs WA wrote:

I found a flaw in my plan. If I try a one or two month long exposure, I'm not having my camera. I was so focused on how to setup the whole Schmutz.... 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤪

I usually think "long exposure" means something like 30 seconds or a couple of minutes. Months-long exposures are a whole new game.

First, your sensor isn't set up for such time scales. It will just load up regardless of what light is hitting it.

Second, if you're exposing an outdoor scene it's going to change a lot from day to night. What are you trying to record?

If I were doing such a thing, I'd use film. But I wouldn't do such a thing.

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