About this tutorial:
I have to say that my favorite type of photography is Long Exposure. This may be because I love the nights so much. In this particular tutorial I actually have multiple long exposures to create a small panorama. I will step you through pre-editing these images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom were we add some basic lens corrections and noise reduction to our files. Then we will export them to Photoshop CC were we use Photomerge to stitch the images together. Last we bring the panorama back into Lightroom 5 were we crop and finish up our adjustments. I actually focus heavily on bringing out the image in this photo with Lightroom as it ended up being underexposed more then I wanted. Honestly the sun set really quick on me and I wanted a brighter sky.
The photo used in this tutorial is of the Paras Hotel located on the northern end of Camiguin Island here in the Philippines. Its just a wonderful place to visit, people are very friendly and its commonly known as the Hawaii of the Philippines with its hot springs and beautiful waterfalls. I used my Canon EOS 70D and Sigma 17-70mm Contemporary Lens with a 6-point star filter to take this photo. Exposure settings were f/11, 15sec, ISO200 at 17mm (27mm full-frame) focal length. Hind sight I should have went with f/7.1 or f/9. But it happened to be the last night I was on the island for that trip. However I live about 3 hours from there, so do expect me to return as there is so many more photos I wanted to get but, it was just a weekend trip. Next time I go I plan on staying a week and getting more sunsets and sunrises.