While explaining few stuff to Pratik Shivagunde, we decided upon trying something out: Light painting.
The concept was relatively easy. All that were required were, a camera with a manual mode where ISO was set at the minimum value, the “f” (1/f is the aperture , correct me if I am wrong) value was put to the maximum. A dark room and lots of patience were required. Now the only other thing that were left was : Shutter speed. Slow shutter means, the camera will be exposed to the outside light for long. Fast shutter means, the shutter opens and closes very fast, freezing the moment, while slow shutter speed meant, it will go on accepting light. Now when its a dark room, and theres no other light than the light source, it tracks the source of light. Which ever way you move the light, the path of the light gets traced resulting in patterns created by the source of light. This was the concept, and it was way after midnight.
I tried out hearts, stars with candles. The shutter speed I used ranged from 3 seconds to 30 seconds (thats the max permissible in my camera) You can view them at the facebook album : here.
Then I bought a torch to try out neater sketches. I tried out making the Trinamool congress logo 😛 for I believed it to be tougher than the rest.
Well then struck the idea to make something really tough. This is what I have come up with :
It took me around 2 hours and numberless attempts to make this, and people appreciated my efforts 🙂 I am trying newer things. Well to check more light paintings you might like to visit lightpainting.org or check the light painting page at the Facebook 😉 Give me more ideas friends, ideas of what can be sketched in the dark with a white light.. and leave your views also.
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