whats it called when photos have 'swooshing lights'?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ashjamben, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

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    sorry for an absolutely newb question, but i really like the photos where the lights appear to be blended together.

    sorry for any wrong terminology, i know nothing about photography.

    Heres an example

    thanks alot
     
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  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    and judging by the clouds, a little bit of photoshop.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    LOL it's also sometimes called long exposure photography or time-lapse photography. Just go up on your roof with a tripod and you can make one too. ;)
     
  5. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    On the camera, it can be sometimes called the "bulb" mode. Where the length of the exposure depends on how long you hold the shutter.
     
  6. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Or perhaps the "bulb" mode ;)
     
  7. ashjamben thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the replies, from bulb photography i've already found loads on google i'll try some of the other names to get some nice backgrounds :)
     
  8. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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    Long exposures make me cry a bit, too.
     
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  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    The official name will be 'blub photography'.

    Who do I call to make it official?
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I believe you just start putting a trademark sign after it.
     

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