14 April 2011

Lights & Long Exposures

When most people head to an amusement park, they probably don't show up with every piece of camera equipment they own and get stopped (and searched) at the gate. Well, I did :) I actually wasn't the only one set up beside the ferris wheel with a tripod, but we were certainly out-numbered!

I played around with some longer exposures, movement, and zoom burst techniques. I had a lot of fun, and got a couple neat shots. The first one is my favourite!

[5 sec. exposure, zoom burst, and the ferris wheel moved at just the right time]

[8 sec. exposure]

[5 sec. exposure, zoom burst]

[5 sec. exposure, ferris wheel loading people; moving and stopping]

In this post on longer exposures, I thought some slow synchro flash shots were in order. This was just a random walk downtown with some of my buddies. I was just experimenting. These shots are nothing spectacular, but I thought some turned out neat, so I shall share.

I hope to experiment with some light painting in the near future! We'll see how that goes...

That's all for now!



  1. Thanks for stopping by my SWF post. Your photos are great--such fun to try new things and see how they turn out. I'll check back and see some of your other work. Mickie :)

  2. @forgetmenot Thank you very much! :) I will also be checking out your blog for some more lovely shots!

  3. Yay for a new post- I was hoping you'd have one soon! When were you last near a ferris wheel? So cool.

  4. @Courtney It was definitely last summer at The Ex! My posts right now are mostly old(er) stuff that I've felt the urge to blog. I have some days off, soon, so I should be having some new shoots! Thanks so much :D

  5. wow the ferris wheel looks like a lollipop!

  6. Stunning photos! Its simply cool. How did you do that?


  7. @KatrinaThank you, Katrina :) For the ferris wheel ones, I have the settings and techniques used listed underneath the photos. For the second batch, I was using a slow-synchro mode with my SB-600 flash, and [sometimes] zooming (to get the duplicated person effect}.


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