Thanks to a close friend, this past Christmas, I received an OrbiteX3 Spinning LED Orbit. If you’re not familiar with this product, it is a set of blinking lights on strings that you can twirl around. It’s fun to play with on its own but when you combine it with a camera, you’ve got light painting!!
Have you ever tried light painting? You don’t need any fancy equipment to paint with light. Basically, any light source will do—from flashlight to sparklers. Now, how do you light paint? First, you want to make sure that you’ve set your camera to Manual Mode with the ISO on 100. Choose a shutter speed between 10 & 30 seconds and an aperture between f/8 & f/22. Make sure your room is dark and start moving the light source around. You can make a random pattern (like I did) or outline/draw an object or write in the air (just remember to write backwards).
It’s easy and fun! If you haven’t already given it a try, do so. I think you’ll enjoy it.
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Since I love photography and teaching, I thought I would start a Blog page and share how I take my images, what I was thinking and about me.