Camera tips with Beck Photographic of Wellingborough

Try some light painting.

Put your camera on a tripod or support and set it for a 8-16 sec exposure, low iso and experiment with aperture.

Compose your image, say a vase of flowers, turn the room lights off and open your shutter.

Use a torch to “paint” light over your subject.

Try shining your torch downwards towards the subject, and then upwards towards the subject to get two entirely different images.

You must be careful not to let the torch shine directly into the camera (I tape a tube of black paper over the end of the torch to help prevent this).

You should end up with a unique controlled light image you cannot get any other way.

Beck Photographic would love to see some of your images taken using their tips.

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