Many times have I tried to begin a project where I take and post a photo every day. But, this time, I’m actually going to do it!
(We’ll see how that statement holds up in a week or two… haha)
Here we go, Day 1. A few pictures I took messing around in my room with shutter speeds. I have two windows facing the highway, so you can get some great looks from it. For all you non-photographers out there, the super-slow shutter speed is what makes the streaky white and red lines from the headlights and tail lights of cars. For all you photographers out there, here’s the trick to these type of shots:
1. Use a tripod and set your camera to self-timer mode so your own hand clicking the button doesn’t disrupt the shot.
2. Underexpose by at least 2 stops
3. If you stop down your lens to a certain point (most of these were around f/22), you’ll get that great “star” effect on every light.
4. The longer the exposure, the better the tail light / headlight streaks will be. Most of mine were between 5 and 30+ seconds.
The cinematographer in me loves the variation in lighting in these shots. Mmmm, juicy.
P.S. Haven’t cleaned my room in a while. You can probably tell.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS w/ 18-55mm lens, f/5, 100 ISO, 6.2 seconds
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS w/ 18-55mm lens, f/22, 400 ISO, 30 seconds
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS w/ 18-55mm lens, f/36, 400 ISO, 32 seconds
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS w/ 18-55mm lens, f/22, 400 ISO, 25 seconds
That’s all for today!