"Daytime Long Exposure Photography"
by Jurgen Lobert-MA
Monday, October 30, 7:30 PM

This is an introduction to daytime long exposure –DLE- photography by New England-based fine art photographer Jürgen Lobert. DLE photography records 1-15 minutes of time in a 2-dimensional photograph by using neutral density filters. This creates unique and intriguing images of the world that we usually freeze in momentary exposures. Letting time pass during exposure converts clouds into bands across the sky, smooths waters to a mirror finish and can make people and moving objects disappear. The resulting imagery is otherworldly and strangely beautiful.

The following topics are covered- Why, where and when to do DLE; Equipment; Cameras, accessories ; ND filters and holders; Exposing for DLE, expose to the right, RGB histogram; Composing and focusing; High ISO preview; Avoiding light leaks; Types of DLE ; Stacking exposures; Creating ghosts and Post-processing considerations.

Jürgen Lobert is a Massachusetts-based fine art photographer born and raised in Germany who specializes in night photography and daytime long exposures as well as urban exploration. Jürgen is an executive member of the Boston Camera Club, a member of the Stony Brook Camera Club, the Photographic Society of America and the Professional Photographers of America and the founder and organizer of the Greater Boston Night Photographers Meet up group. The ‘Greater Boston Night Photographers Meet-Up’ group is a collective of people who share their passion for night photography through meet-up’s to capture the night and share the outcome with each other. www.meetup.com/GBnight

He organizes some 50 photo excursions and workshops each year and he is a lecturer, instructor and judge for regional camera clubs. He maintains an active blog about photography topics with how-to instructions and detailed insight into complex topics. jmlobert.blogspot.com

According to Jürgen, there is a profound serenity and peacefulness, but also otherworldly character in night and long exposure photos. Capturing the element of time is an important.

Jürgen can be found online at www.LeyeTscapes.com and face book.