Get to the shot. Week eight. Painting with Light
Get to the Shot. Week eight. Painting with light.
From my second week “Get to the shot. Painting with light”, the very first picture on there is a cabin that I tried to photograph using the “paint with light” technique. It was a complete failure. My leg movement across the scene showed up, and I struggled to get the trees in the background painted. With a little more experience with this technique, I returned to the cabin with the hope to get it right this time. Still room for improvement, this time around the results was much, much better. But I still can’t decide between the two different compositions. I have to say though, with the snow covering the entire scene, it was much easier to paint the trees in the background.
On second thoughts. This second one seems to do the trick.
One of my compact cameras (yes I have two cameras and both are compact cameras) has a inbuilt setting for photographing stars. This time, I didn't paint the scene, but the ambient light form nearby building did the trick. With the still water of the lake, I was able to capture this reflection. Although I like to photo, it’s clear I need a full frame camera to get really good results with these long exposures. Anyone has £2000 burning a hole in his pocket?
One thing I have learned about this painting with light technique. You obviously need to do a long exposure (all the photos above are 30sec), but it's a lot easier to capture you light painting if your aperture is wide open. Around f4 will do the trick.
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