Sunday, March 27, 2011

Painting...with light

I recently started following another photography blog. I love photography blogs. Anyway, on the blog was pictures and a tutorial for light painting. She explained it well enough for me to manage a few shots. It was fun. I was home by myself, so there was a lot of back and forth between shots. The cat and the dog were freaked out by the events. Anyway, I don't have a tripod, so I used the back of a recliner. I set my shutter speed to a 10 second exposure, put my aperture to 22 and used the 10 second timer on the camera to get in front of it before it snapped. Here are my results.

My first attempt. I made a circle.

Then I tried to make a heart

This one turned out better

I wanted to spell "mom". Not so much though.

A little better...

This was my last attempt. I gave up and went to bed. I was tired.

Basically it was me in a dark living room, with a flashlight. Go to mcdougall photography to check out the tutorial and her awesome pictures. She got much better results.


  1. That is really cool- I love trying new projects & challenges like that!

  2. Very cool.

    I shot picture of the tractor with my Canon 5D Mark II and 35 mm 2.0. There was very little editing (maybe just sharpening). The sky was really like that. It was awesome.

  3. That's really neat! I found you through bloggymoms and am now following. You have a great site! I'd like to give you a stylish blogger award:)

    You can find more info. on this post:

    I'll be posting later tonight. Let me know if you have any questions!

  4. Hi, my post is up! I've given you a Stylish Blogger Award! You can check it out here:

  5. That's awesome! what a fun 'toy!'


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