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Original @Boyerobert here.
This week’s challenge we will be stepping up our photography game, lets see what you can pull off, I am highly confident you will be able to, if you put your mind to it, and have a glance at the below recommendations ;-) The challenge is to performing some “Light Painting” while taking a long exposure. Above are some examples of shots I took in the complete dark, using only a small flashlight to paint the subjects.
If you missed the forth EasyDex Photography Challenge Post # 4 you can review the winning photos at the link below.
Post #4 https://steemit.com/easydex/@boyerobert/easydex-photography-challenge-post-4
Post pictures were taken with my #Nikon #D850, lens 60mm f/2.8
Bonus Photography Knowledge
The below information will help you perform this task and trigger the imagination. Painting with light is simply awesome and fun.
What is light painting and how is it captured?
A sturdy tripod or solid surface: If you're using a long exposure then you will need to keep the camera still to avoid any blur, so a tripod is a must.
A camera that allows you to set your shutter speed. Not all light painting activities require a lengthy exposure, anything from 10-20 seconds will be enough to get you started.
Light painting tools: Glow stick, torch, matches, sparklers, a flashgun (to light up your scene), your phone, etc.
Wireless remote(recommended): A remote enables you to release the shutter and keep it open for as long as the camera will allow without having to hold down the button yourself. Remember to set your camera to "Bulb" so that you have full control over the exposure.
A flashgun: This isn't essential and something I didn't need to use myself but if you have one it can be used to light up or freeze a particular object or scene before starting your light painting. The good thing about painting with light is there are no rules and experimenting with the different set-ups is all part of the fun. Of course, if you're using a digital camera you can instantly review your shots and tweak your settings if your images are coming out over or under exposed. If you're new to light-painting, here are a few basic guidelines to get you going:
Aperture: You can use anything from a large aperture (small f-number) at f/4 to a small aperture (large f-number) at f/22. As long as you stop down enough so that your point of interest is in focus and sharp then that is all that matters.
Shutter speed: The shutter speed depends on your location, the type of effect you are going for and how much light is around you - taking into consideration any ambient light too. If you're in a dark room experimenting with an object then 10-15 seconds is usually fine to start with.
ISO: Use the lowest ISO setting possible to avoid grain (noise) creeping into your shot.
Focusing: Set the lens to manual focus and focus by twisting the focus ring at the end of your lens. Because you will be shooting in the dark if you set the camera to autofocus it will struggle to focus and the camera will try to refocus each time you press the shutter button.
Setting up and taking the photo
Position your camera or object to where you want it - try experimenting with a variety of perspectives. Attach your camera to your tripod and set it to the right height. Manual focus on the subject whilst the lights in your house are switched on. Alternatively, if you're shooting outside then you can use your torch instead
Once the focus has been set, adjust the shutter speed and turn off the lights. Release the shutter, either by using a remote or by manually pressing the shutter button. Once the shutter has been released (listen out for the click sound) quickly get into position and then turn on your light source (EG. torch, glowsticks) and begin painting
TIP: It is best to get into position before you expose your light source, otherwise you will capture a trail of light leading up to your object
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