LIGHT PAINTING & STEEL WOOL PHOTOGRAPHY
Asian Photography|July 2020
LIGHT PAINTING & STEEL WOOL PHOTOGRAPHY
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS HAVE TRANSCENDED WITH TIME WHICH HELPED US EASE THE PROCESS OF CAPTURING FASCINATING IMAGES. THOUGH EQUIPMENT THAT WE USE MADE IT EASIER FOR US, STILL WE NEED TO BUILD UP ENORMOUS PATIENCE AND ACQUIRE A CERTAIN LEVEL OF SKILL TO PERFORM THIS KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHY. TESTING OUR SKILLS IN VARIOUS WAYS WILL HELP US ACHIEVE PERFECT SHOTS. REPETITION OF ANY ACTIVITY HELPS US GET CLOSER TOWARDS PERFECTION. ONCE WE GET A HOLD OF IT, ONE CAN BE VERY CREATIVE WITH FRAMES.

What is light painting?

This art form of photography is usually done using handheld lights to paint or draw a scene while the shutter of the camera is left open during a long exposure. exposure time for light painting can range from a few seconds up to an hour or more. This depends on the overall output that you are looking for.

The fundamental criteria of light painting means that you keep your shutter open for long time, it will capture all movements of light and it will create a trail of that light within the frame you have composed. generally, this kind of photography is done in the dark since long exposures can create over exposed frames. The longer the shutter speed, it absorbs more light in the camera. you have to look for proper balance in the settings to capture perfectly exposed picture.

Attempt shooting with different elements or models using an exclusive background. drawing shapes creatively around your model will make the subject stand out and it will generate a different feel to the image. you can shoot fireworks, cityscapes, fine art portraits and many concepts that can be done using this technique.

The more creative you can get the better the output of the images. Try shooting the milky way, star trails with a beautiful landscape or cityscapes. These things can bring out the real beauty of light painting in the picture. you can always try different props and get more creative. This can be done in two ways, one method is to capture everything in a single exposure and another is to capture everything with double exposure technique and later compose everything in one frame.

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July 2020