5 Quick Light Tricks

5 Quick Light Tricks

5 Quick Light Tricks Confused or intrigued by the phrase ‘Light Tricks’? Well step inside and let us cure that curiosity with our 5 quick light tricks that you can master in just one day! 1. Light Tracing Light Tracing – the art of tracing around an object, with light! If you’ve seen examples before of this light trick, then you’ll know it’s a visually stunning way of re-creating the form of any object. You’ll amaze yourself by how easy it is to make a simple household object look futuristic! All you need is an object with a distinctive shape – headphones, bicycles, flowers or a toaster for example. It’s best to get behind the object as opposed to in front. The camera needs to see the object constantly so find a decent space to work in and make sure it’s fairly dark. 2 Second Tip – Don’t choose objects that have narrow outlines such as forks, it’s hard to trace the outline precisely. It depends on the size of your chosen object, but a shutter speed of 30 seconds should be more than enough. When tracing small objects use a small light source such as a laser pen or penlight. However, you may need to go bigger with larger items and use a torch or smartphone light. Above all, make sure there’s enough battery life in it! Steady the camera, keep the ISO low (200 max) and use shutter priority mode so the aperture is taken care of. But if you prefer to use manual mode then start at f16 and adjust depending upon your results. You may...
New Course iPhotography Light Tricks

New Course iPhotography Light Tricks

Discover over 70 Brand NEW Creative Light Manipulation and Night Photography Tricks. Learn More Join Now What are Light Tricks? We’ve got all the answers right here in our introductory guide to the iPhotography Light Tricks Course. This is going to be the most fun you’ve ever had with your camera! You’ll discover over 70 mind-blowing, light manipulation tricks and techniques! Fireworks, light trails, city lights, starburst effects, night skies, star trails, lightning, wire wool, light orbs, light painting, HDR landscapes, abstract blur, creative portraits… and that’s just to start with! The ancient Greeks first used the word ‘Phos’ ‘Graphe’ (meaning light drawing) many years ago and this basic principle has been the cornerstone for creating photographs since the birth of the camera. Our cameras can only create an image when light is present but the ability to trick light in different directions, shapes, qualities, and colours makes our love of photography soar with possibilities. The Light Tricks course is all about just that – we have compiled amazing techniques, ideas, practical exercises into a fun and interactive online learning experience. Is This Course For Me? YES! It’s for everyone, including you! Whether you have just bought a camera or have spent years behind the viewfinder, this course is insightful, comprehendible and cutting edge – there is no other course like it! You’ll find thousands of new techniques, tricks and training tutorials to push your photography forward. Maybe you are getting a little jaded of taking the same landscape or portrait and want to spice things up – we’ve got all the spice you need! Ultimately this course is for...
Firework Photography

Firework Photography

Capturing Sparkling Firework Photography Bonfire night is almost upon us, and with that comes the fantastic photographic opportunities of capturing those explosive fireworks. Photographing fireworks is one of the more difficult subjects to capture, but when done properly the results can be just as eye-catching as the sparkling illuminations themselves. Preparing for Lift-Off The first piece of equipment to tick off your list, (apart from your camera of course), is a tripod. An equally steady surface will also do the job, anything that will make sure the camera doesn’t shake during the long exposures that you will need to use (due to the low-lighting conditions). Another accessory you might find useful is a remote shutter release. This means you won’t have to manually press the shutter button and run the risk of unintentionally knocking the camera as it starts its exposure. This could be a cable that slips in to your sync port on your camera or you could also make use of your camera’s self-timer, though this will restrict you in being able to time your photographs and capture the action when you want. Cameras with Wi-Fi may have the option to connect to your smartphone via an app. This can often be used to trigger the camera shutter remotely so that you will be able to see what your lens is seeing too. It’s like a remote LiveView function! But be aware you’ll need a Wi-Fi connection to use this setting, which is not always easy to find when you are in the middle of a field. Another handy tool to have on you is a small...