One of the many fun things you can do with long exposure photography is to have people partially in your photographs.
Take a look at the photo below.
If you look to the far right, you will see a camera sitting low on a tripod. look closer and you will see the Ghost Tog, also know as Gevon. I was out shooting some long exposures with Gevon and Daryl and at the same time as a ship going by (on the left), Gevon decided to re-frame his camera.
My exposure was at 75 seconds, so boat movement was blurred, water was still but Gevon’s time framing his camera resulted in what we are terming Ghost Tog.
noun: a person who takes photographs while photo bombing another photographer during a long exposure.
At this point you may be wondering why I decided to leave the ghost tog in the photo, and share this with you. I personally find things like this more realistic. It proves that there was movement in the scene, that there was life where I was, and things going on.
Have you captured a photograph with a ghost tog in the frame? If so, please comment and share so I can see it. Sometimes they’re creepy like in my photo, but sometimes they cause a good laugh.
Thanks for reading and happy shooting,