This Amazing Video Made With Long-Exposure Photos Is Like a Hazy Dream

Does this video remind you of being drunk, dizzy, or in some woozy dream-state? Whatever feeling it conjers, you've definitely never seen animated photos like this before. » 9/05/13 6:20pm 9/05/13 6:20pm

This Font Was Created Using Light Streaks From an iPhone

This font, called Phone Streak, might not be the most practical typeface in the world, but it was probably the most fun to create—because it was put together by capturing long exposures of an iPhone being swept through the air. » 9/04/13 7:02am 9/04/13 7:02am

Long Exposure Photographs Reveal How Lovers Sleep

I'm such a wild sleeper that sometimes I wake up in the most awkward of positions. Face planted, facing the wrong direction, diagonal, on the completely other side—you name it, I've woken up in it. I was always wanted to know my movement patterns. Photographer Paul Schneggenburger created a photography series that… » 2/01/13 1:00am 2/01/13 1:00am

12 Audacious Abstractions Of The Human Figure

The human figure is one of the most classic motifs in art. For this week's Shooting Challenge, you used modern camera equipment to reimagine shape and movement. The results are fantastic. » 1/15/13 2:00pm 1/15/13 2:00pm

15 Incredible Long Exposures Made Even Longer

We already know that one long exposure photo can be incredible. But what if you stack multiple long exposures, combining their perspectives in Photoshop? You cover more time, you can see more light. And the effect is remarkable. » 6/12/12 2:00pm 6/12/12 2:00pm

Shooting Challenge: Steel Wool

You ever see a photo that looks like it's raining sparks? It was probably made through a trick with steel wool. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, you can try the technique yourself, BUT CAREFULLY, AND AT YOUR OWN RISK! » 2/15/12 5:00pm 2/15/12 5:00pm

32 Photos of People Frozen in Time

The world is always spinning. But what if we could stop, just for a moment, and let it all wash over us? These 32 long exposure photographs from this week's Shooting Challenge consider the possibilities. » 2/14/12 4:00pm 2/14/12 4:00pm

Shooting Challenge: Frozen In Time

We're surrounded by motion everywhere we go. Yet cameras capture still images, single moments. For this week's Shooting Challenge, you'll capture a person frozen inside a bustling, kinetic world. » 2/09/12 4:00pm 2/09/12 4:00pm

Can You Find the Hidden Mothers in These Old Photographs?

Back in the olden days of photography, big box cameras had slow as snails shutters so it was nearly impossible to get kids to sit still for the duration of the long exposure. If they moved, the pictures would be blurry! So what was the old photog solution? Why let's have their mothers hide under blankets and blend… » 1/23/12 2:00pm 1/23/12 2:00pm

New Year's Eve as Seen Through Drunk Goggles

New Year's Eve is a bit fuzzy more most of us, so it's completely appropriate that, for this week's Shooting Challenge, Gizmodo photographers captured blurry, long exposure photographs. » 1/03/12 2:00pm 1/03/12 2:00pm

Shooting Challenge: Long Party Exposures

New Year's Eve is this weekend, meaning that most of us are attending parties. For this week's Shooting Challenge, I want you to capture that party...in a really long exposure. 15 seconds to 30 minutes. » 12/28/11 1:30pm 12/28/11 1:30pm

Experience Eric Curry's Completely Surreal "Light Painting" Exhibit

Welcome to the world of "light painting." It begins in darkness, and then over the course of an hour or hours, a photographer illuminates small portions of his or her subject, and combines the images in post to create this. » 10/09/11 4:00pm 10/09/11 4:00pm

Shooting Challenge: Fireflies

What kid didn't capture fireflies in a jar, hopelessly attempting to keep them alive by tossing in a few torn blades of grass? For this week's Shooting Challenge, you'll capture fireflies again, but this time, on camera. » 7/27/11 3:30pm 7/27/11 3:30pm

Paintings or Spinning Records?

Now that we all download or stream, don't you miss record (or CD) labels and sleeves? Sure, you can turn the visualizer on on iTunes or *cough* WinAmp but it's no match for trancing out to the spinning label of a record. » 7/22/11 10:20am 7/22/11 10:20am

What Is This?

This is more than a moment captured in time. These are several moments, three to four seconds to be precise, and what they depict is a hellish scene that men far braver than I will ever be experienced over France. » 7/17/11 11:00am 7/17/11 11:00am

What Is This?

Is this an image of some horrible irradiated wasteland? Maybe this is what happens when Lindsay Lohan wades into the ocean at night? No, it's actually a celebration, not cause for a full-body acid wash. » 6/24/11 5:40pm 6/24/11 5:40pm

Light Painting With an R/C Helicopter

You can't go wrong when you mix long exposure photography with a moving object. It's even better when you have control over that moving object and use it to do some light painting. » 6/01/11 2:00am 6/01/11 2:00am

72 Different Memories of Exactly One Second

It's a cool idea: your brain doesn't necessarily catalog whether something lasted one second or five seconds. But a camera is precise. The 72 photos from this week's Shooting Challenge were each exposed for exactly one second. » 5/31/11 2:00pm 5/31/11 2:00pm

Ghostly Lightpainting Uses a Cross-Sectioned Video of an Executed…

Lightpainting requires a certain sort of skill to get the sort of marvellous results we've seen previously, but Croix Gagnon and Frank Schott went the whole nine yards and played an animation of a cross-sectioned human body on a laptop, which they then whizzed through the air and took long-exposure photos of. » 4/07/11 6:40am 4/07/11 6:40am