The theme for this week is paint the light. This was certainly out of my element and it took a bit of trial and error, but I was finally able to capture the image that I had envisioned.
I was really intimidated by this theme because taking pictures in the dark isn't something that I do everyday. I spent some time online and found a tutorial that gave me a starting point. There are some amazing images out there and it is certainly a craft to get the perfect light and technique. I set my camera based on the tutorial and then I spent 20 minutes adjusting from there to find the perfect camera settings for my set up. It was frustrating to not get the image on my camera that I had envisioned it to be right off the start. After some time, I finally was able to play with it and get some images that I thought worked well for the theme.
Here is a before of the glow sticks motionless and the after with "painting".
I thought it may be fun to move the sticks up out of the glass.
I also did a shot from above. In the first image I was moving a glow stick around the stationary sticks, in the second I moved all of the glow sticks in the glass
Overall this was a great way to step out of my box and try something new.
What are your thoughts on images where the light is painted?
If you missed last weeks image, check out week 7.
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