Photographing Shows and Exhibitions
cloth caps and poultry at a poultry show

Photographing Shows and Exhibitions

I've always enjoyed photographing shows and exhibitions. It's not just the wonderful array of interesting things to look at that makes me want to take pictures - I get a buzz from photographing the exhibitors and enthusiasts themselves. If fact they are often the most interesting subjects of all. It's not just the poultry exhibits that are worth photographing at a poultry show - what about all those wonderful characters - the visitors and exhibitors. Photograph by Philip Dunn The list of shows and exhibitions to photograph would seem endless - there's something to capture…

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Long Exposures and Hot Pixels
Long exposures during night photography

Long Exposures and Hot Pixels

When you take a very long exposure during a session of night photography, maybe 20 seconds or more, why does the camera take so long to process the image? This question came up during my latest Night Photography Workshop. The answer involves your camera's 'Long Exposure Noise Reduction' process. Long exposures can be both necessary and creative for night photography, but the camera processing time for each image can often take as long as the time exposure itself. Photograph by Philip Dunn Hot pixels Well, it's all about 'hot pixels', and how your camera deals…

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