Long Exposure Photography: Shoot Your Own Stunning Photos

A quick start long exposure tutorial that will get you shooting beautiful photographs with your DSLR and iPhone cameras.
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English, captions
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Published 11/2015 English Closed captions available

Course Description

You're a photographer and you want to learn how to shoot with the long exposure shots. But you don’t know where to start. You don’t know what equipment you need. You don’t know what settings to use. You don’t know what type of shots you should get.

This course teaches you how to shoot long exposure photos with a typical digital camera. You’ll learn the gear, settings, and tips needed to shoot beautiful long exposure photographs. We'll even do a live demonstration out in the field while we shoot long exposure photographs. Lastly, we'll edit our long exposure photos in Adobe Lightroom.

We use a DSLR for most of this course, but you’ll even learn about an app that allows you to shoot long exposure photos with an iPhone.

Download a transcript for all of the lessons in this course, which can help you follow along.

Enroll now to start taking some amazing photos!

What are the requirements?

  • Students who have a DSLR, mirrorless, or mobile device camera will be able to follow along with the practice exercises in the course, which will reinforce everything you learn in the lessons.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Shoot amazing long exposure photographs
  • Know the right gear necessary for long exposure photography
  • Understand the right settings for long exposure photography in different camera modes including aperture priority, manual, and bulb
  • Quickly set the shutter speed using modern day techniques and apps for long exposures
  • Edit beautiful long exposure photos in Adobe Lightroom
  • Show off some of their best work as photographers with these new skills

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for any photographer who has never tried long exposure photography.
  • This course is for anybody interested in learning a new photography skill.
  • This course is NOT for people that don't like creating works of art with their own DSLR, mirrorless, or mobile camera.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started
Learn about what this this long exposure tutorial course is about.
In this video, you'll learn more about what long exposure is and why you would shoot long exposures.
Section 2: The Long Exposure Tutorials

In this video, you'll learn more about what long exposure is and why you would shoot long exposures.

In this video, we'll cover the gear you need for shooting long exposure photos including ND (neutral density) filters, a shutter release remote, a camera, and tripod.

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In this video, we'll cover the basic settings for shooting long exposures.

Learn how to set your shutter speed with an easy-to-use app.
Learn the app we use to shoot long exposure photographs.
Section 3: Live Long Exposure Demonstrations

In this video, we'll do a live long exposure tutorial.

In this video, we'll do a live long exposure tutorial of shooting water in the daytime.
Section 4: Editing Long Exposure Photographs in Adobe Lightroom
In this tutorial, we'll edit a long exposure photo in Adobe Lightroom.

In this tutorial, we'll edit a long exposure photo in Adobe Lightroom.

Section 5: Conclusion

Thank you for taking this course! I appreciate you and hope you learned a lot!


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Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 215,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

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