Thursday, October 21, 2010

Let Your Love Light Shine

Before I unveil my picture for the night, there is some 3C1D business to tend to.
First: Go comment on Scott's post from yesterday. Seriously people all you have to do is comment and you could be randomly selected to be our next guest photographer. Click on the guest photographer link over there --->
to see who else has been a guest photog. They'll all tell you it's easy as pie.

Second: We've got our very own flickr stream. Ever look at one of our photos and wonder what the pull back shot looks like or what kind of bloopers we might have? This will be the place for you to see all of those. No more cheating on here. If you want to see that second shot (or 4, 5, 6..10th shot) you'll have to head here.

There. That's done.

Scott's picture yesterday was all about light. The color cast from the high pressure sodium lamps, the flare, the specks... it's all about light. The deliciously, wonderful light.
I wanted to find another way to make light the leading actor. In fact in this photo the light is the only actor.

Nikon d40 kit lens
ISO 400
Shutter speed 8.00sec (yes that's correct)
aperture f25

These are glow sticks, 6 of them to be exact. I originally had lofty goals of writing of 3C1D but alas getting the heart was enough for a solo project. I slowed the shutter down, used my 10sec timer (you'll remember my wireless remote is in the bottom of the lake) to make sure I didn't shake the camera at all and slowly drew a heart. Over and over again, trying to stay in the same shape and size as the previous heart.
Grab your flashlights, your tripod and your camera and give it a try. It's crazy fun. Oh and locking yourself in your dark closet can be dangerous. A hanger to the eyeball is painful. Use caution.

Which Friday Face is Sere going to catch....


  1. I love it! I would love to try that someday. Headed over to see if I can make a guess.

  2. Love the pic Brandi!! What a great idea!

  3. Love this shot Brandi. You always have such neat lighting shots. Not real sure how I am supposed to connect faces to this, ahhhh hmmmm.... But a very, very neat shot and looks like a fun idea.