Long Exposure Workflow with ND Filters

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Master the Long Exposure Workflow

In the Long Exposure Workflow with ND Filters course, you will learn all the necessary information and skills to start making breathtaking masterpieces.  When I first started shooting Long Exposure photos I was completely lost.  It is not an easy task to put together a robust workflow when you have no idea where to begin.  With plenty of practice and a lot of long nights, I was able to establish a foolproof workflow for making incredible pieces of long exposure art and now I am going to share that knowledge with you!

Package Contains:

  • 9 Videos totaling 1 hour and 45 minutes of education
  • Following Along and Practice Images included
  • Over 50 pages of documentation to compliment the videos
  • A Printable ND Filter Chart to calculate your exposures
  • All Blake’s secrets to master the Long Exposure Workflow!

Lessons

Lesson 2: How to Shoot with ND Filters

Length: 12 minutesComplexity: Standard

In this lesson, we will break down the process of gathering your exposures to set yourself up for success in the post processing workflow.  It may seem complex at first, but break it down into the small steps and if you must, print out the PDF and bring it along with you when you go […]

Lesson 3a: Tone Mapping the Brackets

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Lesson 3 is divided into two parts but together total one complete Lesson.  In the first part of Lesson 3, we will look at how to Tone Map the bracketed series of images, provided in the extras, in Photomatix. For this lesson, we will be using Photomatix to tone map the brackets.  If you do […]

Lesson 3b: Blending the Exposures

Length: 14 minutesComplexity: Standard

In Lesson 3b, we will discuss how to post process the tone mapped image alongside the Long Exposure Photograph.  We will then manually blend them together in Photoshop to create a combination of the tone mapped brackets and long exposure photo. We will be using the Long Exposure and Tone Mapped photo provided in the […]

Lesson 4: Workflow Road Map

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

In Lesson 4, we will set the stage for the future edits that will take place on our blended exposure. There are no extras to download for Lesson 4.

Lesson 5: The Topaz Labs Workflow

Length: 15 minutesComplexity: Standard

In Lesson 5 we will edit our blended image from Lesson 3 using Topaz Labs Products.  We will be looking at Topaz Clarity, Glow, and ReStyle specifically.  If you did not save your blended exposure or decided not to follow along, please download the provided blended exposure below.  

Lesson 6: ON1 Workflow

Length: 13 minutesComplexity: Standard

In Lesson 6, we will look at how to process our blended exposure with ON1 Effects 10.  If you did not save your blended exposure or decided not to follow along, please download the provided blended exposure below.

Lesson 7: The Zone Systems Workflow

Length: 17 minutesComplexity: Standard

In Lesson 7 we will use Blake’s Zone Systems to edit our Blended Photograph from Lesson 3. If you did not save your blended exposure or decided not to follow along, please download the provided blended exposure below.

Lesson 8: Conclusion

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

In the final Lesson of the Long Exposure Workflow with ND Filters course, we will do a top-down review of everything we did throughout this course. I have also supplied two more sets of brackets and long exposure images for you to practice with.  The principles of this course remain the same, but you will […]

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