Painting with light: what you need, and where and how to do it

    | Night | Photography Tips | 13/07/2012 15:00pm

    What You’ll Need When Painting With Light


    Canon DSLR menu settings: ISO Expansion

    Modern SLRs will have good noise control at higher ISOs (learn how to reduce noise at high ISO settings). Set the camera to Manual mode and use a wide aperture of about f/5.6 at ISO800 for 30 secs. Shoot in raw.

    Using prime lenses: Sigma 14mm

    You don’t need expensive lenses with wide apertures (like f/1.4 or f/2.8). Work with what you have, but a wide-angle lens is perfect.

    How to Photograph Fireworks: wear a head torch

    Light sources
    Pack a head torch with red and white settings. Red won’t burn your eyes like white does, and is great for creative shots. Pack a small white, neutral-beam torch, and larger torches for big subjects.

    4 ways to extend your camera battery life

    Ensure batteries for both camera and torches are charged. Batteries fail in the cold, so pack plenty and keep them as warm as you can (check out these 4 easy ways to extend the life of your battery).

    PAGE 1: What is light painting
    PAGE 2: What you’ll need when painting with light
    PAGE 3: Painting with light in 5 easy steps


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    Posted on Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 3:00 pm under Night, Photography Tips.

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