The Lightpainting Photography Workshop

27 October 2018

I bought myself a DSLR many moons ago, and you know what, I'm going to be honest with you all, it's been set to auto pretty much ever since. I mean, I can throw the words aperture, ISO and shutter speed into a sentence, and know that they're all interlinked, but that's about the extent of my knowledge. Or so it was. Fast forward to now, I am a proud member of the photography society and attended my first workshop this week; lightpainting.

Now, talk about throwing myself in the deep end. I don't think I'd ever done a long exposure prior to this class, and all things considered, I'm actually kinda impressed with how the photos came out. I didn't go into it expecting big things, but the fact that even some of them are okay I think deserves a pat on the back.

We had sparklers, fireworks, LED balls and fire breathers to photograph and a good few hours to do it. We were given some recommended settings, so for the first few shots, those are what I stuck with. In case you're interested those were; shutter speed: 15s, ISO: 200 and aperture: F/5.6

I kept my ISO on auto for most of the session, and flitted between shutter speeds of about 4 to 10 seconds. I don't know why I'm trying to sound like a professional, it was mostly just trial and error. Essentially just a girl with a camera, a tripod and a load of random button clicking. I don't have a lot more to say other than here's some photos I took that I wanted to post. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk

1 comment

  1. I'm a proud photography student right now, these look so cool! I haven't done this for years if I'm honest but its such a fun way to photograph!

    Lucy | Forever September


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