A few weeks ago, I went to a ghost town in Montana named Bannack with some other Digital Imaging students. It was a ton of fun. We spent the entire day just shooting pictures. I definitely can’t complain spending hours upon hours doing something I love. A few people left to go home early, but there were a few of us that stayed later so we could do some light painting.
Now what is light painting you may ask? It’s pretty new to me, but so far I am loving it! Basically, you wait until it gets dark (or you can wait until what we like to call “blue hour” where the sun has gone down but you have that great blue sky). You set your camera on a tripod and get all the settings figured out. Then after you press the shutter, you paint with a flashlight on your subject(s). You do this as long as the shutter is open. Then once it closes, you check and see if you need to adjust your shutter speed or any other settings.
It’s such a cool effect. In fact, you don’t have to do much editing with it because it turns out pretty nice in-camera. This is definitely something I’m going to continue because I really enjoyed it.