You’re only scratching the surface of photography when you’re simply snapping photos. This weekend, learn to paint with light, create amazing star trails, and alter space and time as we know it.
Note: For those of you with Canon point-and-shoot cameras, consider installing CHDK to add extra features. Doing so will allow you to utilise the techniques described in this post much more easily. DSLR owners are good to go, but some models can add extra features with Magic Lantern.
Play With Time
star trailsour full guide
Long exposures create all sorts of effects beyond capturing the stars in a unique light. You can experiment with longer exposures when moving the camera or keeping it still. If you’re capturing images when there’s plenty of light, be sure to lower your ISO/film speed and stop down your lens’ aperture to a higher f-stop (such as f/22). This will allow less light to hit the sensor so a longer exposure won’t overexposure your photo as quickly.
You don’t have to stop at photos, either. Time lapse videos — the process of taking a photo at set intervals and combining them all into one motion sequence — are extremely compelling. Photojojo created a great guide to time lapse videos. All you really need is an intervalometer, your camera, and some time, but getting everything set up correctly takes a little work. (Again, Canon camera owners can use custom firmware CHDK or Magic Lantern to make the creation of these time lapse videos easier.)
Paint With Light
youcheck our guide
Make Your Own Bokeh
Transplant Your Subjects
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Create 3D Images
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Create A Photosynth
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Have an awesome weekend everybody, and take some great pictures!