This week’s challenge was suggested a while ago by Robert.
I would like to suggest Light Painting. Light Painting is a technique that has been out there for some time. Everyone can do this with just simple tools like a flashlight or a bundle of LEDs. Even with steel wool in a whisk, some dedication, and a big free area to play with. Do it with your kids or other relatives and you will have a great night/evening. Because this has to be done in the evening, which makes is more challenging.
Ideally for light painting you need a camera that lets you set manual exposure. Set the camera to manual exposure mode (M) and choose a shutter speed of several seconds. For cameras that don’t offer manual exposure, you might be able to get away with choosing night mode or fireworks mode, which also offer a fairly long exposure.
For more details, have a peek at these guides. The third link has loads of cool ideas, too.
- How to Create Light Graffiti Photography
- Painting With Light
- How To Put Together a Beginner’s Light Painting Kit
I hope the technical barriers don’t preclude too many people from trying this. I hope we can get some interesting and exciting images in a week’s time! Any questions – just ask here as usual 🙂
Please send your entries in by 14th January 2014 – have fun!