Yesterday I discovered my new favourite thing. It's called Light Painting or Light Graffiti, and it's the best thing ever.
WARNING - SCIENCE STUFF AHEAD
Light Painting is achieved by using a camera with a medium aperture, a slow shutter speed and a low ISO.
But what are aperture, shutter speed and ISO I hear you ask ?
Aperture controls how much light enters your camera
Shutter Speed controls the length of time that light enters your camera
ISO controls how sensitive your camera is to light.
So, by setting a medium aperture with a slow shutter speed and low ISO, you capture the light trails left behind by waving a light source around.
A tripod is essential to this technique, without one the images would not work.
Pretty cool if you ask me, I know I'm a bit late to the game but I'm pretty excited by this so I thought I'd write a blog post about it !