Posts Tagged ‘Special Effects photography’

Create a spark filled photo with steel wool

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You can create surreal spark filled photos by burning steel wool during a long exposure photograph. In this article we'll look at what's involved to get great photos like this:

Wheel of sparks from spinning burning steel wool
Black Materia by joo0ey on flickr (licensed CC-BY)

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

December 23rd, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Light Painting How To

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Light painting is the process of manually lighting a photo during a long exposure, often using a torch or small LED lights. There are two types of light painting photography. One is where you shine the light onto your subject, I have covered this previously in How to use light painting for flower photography. In this article, we'll look at how to do light painting where you use the light source as the actual subject of the photo, painting the light into the air.

Light painting around a painting
Painting the City by StandUPP on flickr (licensed CC-BY)

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