Spark your creativity! Spin wire wool for captivating long-exposure low-light photography

Low-light long exposure by Chris Aldred
(Image credit: Chris Aldred)

Inspired by the works of local photographers, street artists and architects in my home city of Bristol, photography has been a growing passion of mine ever since leaving school. Before setting up a shot I have in mind, I try to plan ahead as much as I can, often finding a few surprises along the way. For me, Bristol will always be a hub of creativity – I love the way the city offers a wide range of perspectives that many people walk past every day without thinking twice about. 

Capturing something unique in what can be considered poorly lit areas has always been an interest of mine and steel wool spinning gave me the challenge I was looking for. You can’t capture the same image twice and sometimes it can take several attempts to create an image that I’ll eventually be satisfied with, tweaking a few settings and positioning different angles to suit the environment. 

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