I have a preference towards using a wide aperture all of the time, so one of the things I decided I needed to challenge myself with and remind myself of is all the great things you can do when you play with shutter speed. One of the fun projects I have done is playing with light painting. This can come in many forms, from big outdoor projects to fun in a little dark room.
The key to light painting is:
- a dark place
- remote shutter release (or use the timer function)
- a camera that allows you to adjust shutter speeds and
- a variety of lights to work with to light your subject matter.
In this series I used fairy lights in the background and small torches to highlight and colour the areas that I wanted to emphasise. I closed all the doors in the hallway to make it dark and set about experimenting with the different effects I could create with the different torches I had.