Friday, January 11, 2008

Light it UP y'all!!! [PUTRAJAYA]

(Blog Update For More Lights in Putrajaya than it already is...)

Behold...the following pictures below was the coolest creation done with the help of Jon, DK and Me!!! Thanks guys for this wonderful creation!!!

Simple and easy... this technique was found by accident a week back when i was at Rasta for supper with Jon, William, Frances and a few other friends. We were just playing around with shutter speeds and light! Oooh... then we found out that we can make a lightsaber out of it! Or more like it was Jon's idea... but hey!!!

This night, at Putrajaya, we decided to use Daniel's sort of torchlight that came with his SE phone... how did we do this?

1. Place your camera on a tripod (turn the dial to Shutter Priority or Manual Mode). Ensure the shutter speed is long enough (i.e: 8seconds, 12seconds, 15seconds depending on how much time you need to draw what you want to draw).

2. Compose your shot...frame it up! Ensure enough space for you to stand in front of the camera...(not too close, not too far away).

3. Use some kind of light emitting device (i.e.: torchlight, phone light) and set your camera on a 2 second timer.

4. Once the timer goes off, and the picture is currently being taken - switch on ur light (or let the light be on but cover the light with your hand and only reveal the source of light when you want to draw your picture / trail).

5. You may draw whatever you want... just ensure that you cover the light where you want it to be dimmed or not appear in your photo... get out of the frame as fast as you can and ensure there's no other sources of light nearby you.

And you'll get pictures such as this...(this is a bit blurry because i didn't place it under the 2 second timer).

Be CREATIVE! This is Jon drawing the outline of himself... or you can trick your friends and tell them that you saw a ghost! mwhahahaha...

Or you can be creative and not edit the photo at all and make this picture and give it as a gift? Share this technique with your friends, do it...change it! Innovate!!! :)

6 Comments:

At 12:27 AM, Blogger Lasker said...

Hey Shaz!
Those photos are very nice! Its interesting that the humans disappear but the light remains .. hehe .. really cook effects man!

 
At 4:33 AM, Blogger SilverIsle said...

Sorry yea I just want to understand how it works and know a little more about photography. Hehe. How come the light is captured but now us the humans? Hmm...

Anywayz, thanks for the tips yo!

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger hp84 said...

I've seen the photo before. trademark shot

 
At 12:31 AM, Anonymous tom said...

learned that somewhere in youtube.. :P

but it was all good :)

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger RaisingMercury said...

hewo! i study in MMU, cyberjaya and putrajaya is like a stone's throw away. Putrajaya is pretty scenic definitely but i find it dead. Like it has no zest or life in it. Its just pretty with fancy admin buildings and bridges but it looks pretty deserted. Did you notice this one monument that looked like a bloody missile/bullet? scccaaaarrrrryyyy.. just wish putrajaya had a better mix of cultures and people (instead of this government workers and students)

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger albert said...

I was there too! With MY light!

 

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