Saturday, February 19, 2011

17/365 Blue Guitar (Light Painting)

The photo club I joined had a meet up tonight to do light painting planned.  So I wanted to test out what I thought the procedure was before I left so I could get my settings like I wanted them and understand better how the light recorded on the digital image sensor at long exposures.  I tried my bulb setting and had thought that I would be able to put it on the timer and it would open the shutter for me.  BUT..it doesn't work like that.  I just now...as I was typing this...realized why.  How do you close it if you open it up with the timer?  I would still have to touch the shutter release button to get it to close.  So...I ordered a shutter release cable for next time.  Anyway...my teenager plays guitar and we got him a beautiful electric blue electric this past Christmas so I pulled it out and used my blue cover over my small flashlight.  Post processing was basic levels and curves and then I created a B&W layer underneath the color version and just masked over the color around the guitar so the B&W would shine through. 

I can't seem to find my exif reader program to get the settings quickly so I'm just posting it.  Plus I'm so darn sleepy so I'm going to bed! 


3 comments:

Kenneth said...

This is gorgeous. I love it. Ken B.

Wendy said...

Amazing pic, are you selling large wall prints?

Herrmann Photography said...

Wendy, I do sell large prints. I lost a few weeks of images on an external hard drive so I can't remember if this is one of them but let me know if you'd like a print and what size and I'll see what I can find. Thank you for your kind words. This was my first attempt at light painting and I must try it again. It is a very unique method for creative photography!

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