focal length: 42 mm
shutter speed: 1/2
aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
flash: none

Our tree is up and brightly lit so I thought I’d try a bit of light painting to capture the tree in a different way. Light painting is pretty easy to do but to master the technique will probably take some time. Basically all you need is a dark room and a camera that is capable of long exposures. For the photo above, I set the shutter speed to half a second, aimed at the tree, clicked and moved the camera in a tight circular motion. I think next time, I’ll keep the living room lamps off and use a smaller aperture to let in even less ambient light. This image is untouched for SOOC Saturday.

Have you tried light painting? Care to share your artwork?

UPDATE:
I just tried it again with all the lamps off and a smaller aperture. It took me about 20 tries to get a pattern I liked. Hearts!

focal length: 24 mm
shutter speed: 1/2
aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
flash: none
SOOC image

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.