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Offline Massis

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Achieve very long exposure effect via stacking
« on: April 19, 2014, 01:41:07 PM »
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  • Hi

    A new technique I've been experimenting and that I wanted to share. How to achieve >3 or 4sec long exposure?

    It' simple and you should be able to do this with any smartphone.
    1. Use a tripod,
    2. Shoot a time-lapse. Usual advices on how to shoot a time-lapse should be followed to avoid focus hunt, etc.
    3. I've used 20 shots, interval 5 sec, ISO set to 100 for the examples given in this tutorial

    Back at home, use StarStax (http://www.markus-enzweiler.de/software/software.html), available on Windows, OSX and Linux. It's a software meant to stack pictures and make star trails but hey, who said it's limited to that?  ;D

    Load all your pictures and play with the different stacking options. Usually, "Average" will give stunning results.

    As it's an average, it's not exactly a >1min exposure, but you get a very close effect.

    Another example, shot with the Nokia 808 Pureview as well:




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  • Re: Achieve very long exposure effect via stacking
    « Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 11:29:24 AM »
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  • The results of this technique are really superb. I will try it as soon as I can. Thanks for sharing it!

    Btw, is there a limit for the number of photos that can be used?

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    Re: Achieve very long exposure effect via stacking
    « Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 01:29:07 PM »
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  • No limit. As you can select the pictures one by one in StarStax, I would advice to take rather more than less pictures. And you can cherrypick afterwards.

    I think that if you use really a lot of pictures, you could get rid of crowd in public places, as for a long exposure (except if some persons are too static of course). The effect will increase with the number of pics. The real limit is patience + storage  ;D (and possible reboot on the 808  :'()

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    Re: Achieve very long exposure effect via stacking
    « Reply #3 on: November 13, 2014, 07:10:35 AM »
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  • great.. sample.. i used also photo stocking to have Long exposure effect.. my phone dont have a manual control on camera setting to change the shutter speed.. ..

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  • Re: Achieve very long exposure effect via stacking
    « Reply #4 on: December 03, 2014, 07:43:56 PM »
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  • Interesting technique. Will try this when I have the time :D

     

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