How was your 4th of July?
Mine was pretty calm. I caught up on all that I needed to, drank a massive cup of boba, fueled myself with the best caffeine high one could ever ask for, and then I light painted the night away.
I first purchased the sparklers from the booth pictured below. I used the 50mm and would note for the next time to use a wide angle lens for night time photos. I had to step far back to try and fit everything and still wasn’t able to. Had I switched to my 16-35 right before I left my home, I wouldn’t have struggled so much!
The photo below is a test shot to see how brightly the sparklers can expose and to adjust the settings for the upcoming shots. What I liked about this photo is the unexpected fireworks in the background. Had I known this was going to be in the backdrop, I would’ve extended the line to almost touch the fireworks!
What I had in mind for the whole light painting session was to make a border of a picture frame out of sparklers and then have the flash go off at the very end to expose the face. Y’know, to kind of make it look like a safe but unsafe flammable photo booth. Though the results weren’t exactly how I imagined, I really like the blurriness of this photo. I kind of look like an alien don’t I?
After this set-up was exhausted, I turned the camera around to a different background for a quick message! Hellooo out there! Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!
A quick note on a few changes on this blog! A new photo appears on the header every time the page refreshes. The ones of me in the yellow sweater are taken by my very lovely friend @randa_gill.