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Light painting & steel wool

Discussion in 'Photography Techniques' started by dipso, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. dipso

    dipso SC Regular

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    Being a bit behind the times, I have just got into long exposure, using fire and light trails. Is anyone else still playing about with this stuff? I would apriciate any advice and tips on getting better results.



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  2. ReD

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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

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    i like 'em
     
  4. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    love the last!
     
  5. dipso

    dipso SC Regular

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    Thanks, I saw quite a few amazing steel wool shots on instagram, then youtubed how it was done. It's pretty cheap to get a little set up, although I did get through 3 birdfeeders the othe week. Due to melting.

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    Whilst im kind of getting the hang of it, I'd really like to get more into the edit side of it. I only run shots through snapseed real quickly. From what I've seen, putting a bit of time and skill, into tweaking this kind of photography, can make stunning pictures.
     
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  6. dipso

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  7. ReD

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    ^ its quite amazing how the guy can/ could visualise in space on a bigger scale than your normal canvas with no reference point

    take a look at his camel & dog drawings - all single line (ikea sell them)
     
  8. HeatherTheVet

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    Apr 23, 2011
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    Love this sort of thing, I'm planning on a jaunt if it ever stops raining.
     
  9. dipso

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    Lots of rain here too! Best time to spin outside, is when everthing is still wet, to avoid setting fire to your surroundings. Did you get to go play, HTV? I'd love to see other light trail pictures!

    Found a good basement earlier, for my first go indoors..

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  10. dipso

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  11. Some fun stuff. Never tried this myself.
     
  12. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Just tried with a simple LED torch

    Camera limited to 8 secs exposure so this is a composite of 2 images
    meant to be an umbrella with rain

    Needs more practice


    Light Rain



     
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  13. Ripleysbaby

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    Thought I would bump this shot over to this thread as it's far to nasty out to do anything else.
     
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  14. dipso

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  15. ricks

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    I have never tried it but saw a Creative Live show with Ben Willmore a year or so ago on the subject. You might want to Google him.
     
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  16. ReD

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    Dipso I assume you flipped the image .. extra marks if you wrote it backwards
     
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  17. dipso

    dipso SC Regular

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    Jan 23, 2014
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    I will check that out, thanks!

    I never thought of flipping the image, that would have been much easier! :blush:

    That one was neater than this one..

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    I like these 2 I took just before Christmas. I was working overnight, in an empty hostpital, so decided to set the shutter speed to 30sec, and spin some lights around reception..

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  18. dipso

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    I love this one, really clean spin!