Photography and photojournalism in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

Long exposure to rock ‘n roll

A good friend of mine recently got married and booked another friend’s rock band to play at the reception at a local saloon here in Portland. Because it has typical dive bar lighting, I figured I would play around with flash and long exposure while Advisory rocked. It’s always been a favorite technique of mine, especially when you include double or triple exposures by adding extra flash bursts like in the photo above. Exposures of around a second seem to work the best, because if you allow the shutter to stay open longer than that you run the risk of ambient light overwhelming the image as the lens soaks up the scene.

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