Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Try Something New Tuesdays

Welcome to Try Something New Tuesday, a place for you to step out of your photography comfort zone and try something new!  Use a different mode on your camera, a photo editing technique you’ve always wanted to try, a new texture you found, or even something as simple as using a different angle while shooting.  Anything goes, as long as it’s something new you’ve done this week.  “Failures” are welcome!  After all, we’re trying something new!

I got home from work last night at 12:30 am and panicked because I didn't do anything new with my camera this week and I had nothing for Try Something New Tuesdays.  What was I going to do in the dark at 12:30 am?!?  Oh!  How about light painting!?!  I think this is sooo cool!
What is light painting?  Just what you see...
Go to a dark place, put your camera on a tripod, and set it to a very slow shutter speed...
set the self-timer, take a light source and start to draw!
My attempt at writing my blog name.
My name turned out much better.
Light off, stand in one spot, light on for a second or two...light off, move to a different spot, light on for a second or two...repeat as often as you want until your camera finishes the picture.

Isn't that cool?!  I learned a few things from this:
1) Wear dark clothes so that you don't get noticed.
2) Make sure your light source isn't too bright.
3) It's a little harder than it looks to get things centered. (I had to crop most of these pictures)
4) You'll need to run some kind of noise reduction on your pictures because will be grainy (at least mine were).

What are you waiting for?  Grab your camera or photo editing software, try something new, and link up! MckLinky is open till Thursday at midnight.

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4 comments:

Lindsi said...

Jamie!
That is SOOOOOOOOOOO COOL!!! I love that!

Sonora said...

Ok, this is so so cool! I am going to have to try this!! Very clever.

Helga said...

Wow!!! That's awesome! I had no idea that was possible :o)

Laura said...

Wow, that IS cool!
I like to try doing things with a SLOOOW shutter speed but mine never turn out how I imagine :)

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