Want to shake things up a little bit (well not literally?) Slow down the shutter speed!
Doctor Strange, I presume? Sony a7 | 28mm f/2.8 | 8″ exposure
This Fourth of July in the DC area was, frankly, awful for those of the pale redhead persuasion. The heat was awful. The humidity was awful. I think what I’m saying is that the weather was awful. So rather than fight the crowds, and the Metro, and the heat and all of that jazz, we decided to have a family night in the back yard, with sparklers. Yeah, probably sounds kind of lame – nothing to go boom!
But, I looked at it as opportunity to fart around with my camera and see what happens. Now I’m not such a n00b that I don’t know what happens when you set a camera to a long exposure time and point it at a moving light source – I’ve used it before to streak headlights and to make star trails. What I wanted to do, however was use the opportunity to make some interesting pictures and make the most of what was available.
It makes a great effect, and best of all, if you have the right equipment, it’s stupid easy to do. Read More …