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New Year’s Eve Party Long Exposures

Between news about the latest gadgets and tech, Gizmodo is known for hosting some really creative shooting challenges for amateur and professional photographers alike. As seasons and trends change, so do the challenges. Since New Year’s Eve is a celebration of light in places all around the world, it only seemed natural that editors would issue forth a challenge to photographers who happen to be celebrating. The challenge, fittingly enough, involved a technique that became pretty popular during 2011. Photographers were challenged to capture the evening using the long exposure method, for 15 seconds to 30 minutes.

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The Art of Long Exposure

Recently Gizmodo issued a challenge for aspiring photographers—to take a photo at night, but make it look like day time. It seems like an impossible request, but by putting long duration shutter speed to use, one’s camera can absorb more light. Coupled with the help of a full moon, the resulting photo could look as though it was taken during daytime. If all of that sounded a little confusing and tricky, you are not alone. Many professional photographers have a hard time getting the results they want from long-exposure, but when successful the images are often stunning.