Enhancing Light Trails

Enhancing Light Trails

Capturing streaks of light in a photograph is always fun and exciting.  But what happens if you can’t get a long enough exposure or capture enough trails in a single exposure?  
Then its time for a little Photoshop magic.  You begin in the field by capturing multiple frames of the same scene.  If the exposure time is limited, just shoot several frames with shorter exposures.  Even if you have a long exposure but are unable to capture enough trails within that time, again, just shoot multiple frames.  Once you’ve captured multiple frames and downloaded them into Lightroom, its time to take them into Photoshop.  Check out the video below to learn how to blend the exposures together to create the final image!

Click the Vimeo link in the lower right corner of the video above to watch a larger version of this video.

 

 

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