Light painting – Episode #28 Tuesday
Light painting is a really fun way to play around with photography. The concept is relatively simple, use a long shutter speed in an environment with little light. During your long exposure, “paint” light on anything you want to. This can be done with a flashlight, a cell phone, a strobe, car headlights, just about anything that produces light. People have used this technique to light things from the front, back and even spell out names in the dark. In this episode of Phlearn we talk about some of the basics, and go over calculating exposure to give yourself more time to paint with light. For our final exposure we used a 60 second exposure, ISO 200, f/5.6. We used pocketwizards to hit the shutter in Bulb Mode, and timed ourselves with an iPhone. We used a Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod to get the camera low to the ground.
Be sure to share your light painting photos below!