One of the most rewarding types of photography is a night photography. With light painting, you can create super interesting images in just a few minutes, and if you leave your camera for longer, you can see starts that are not visible with the naked eye. This means that it’s the perfect place for anyone who wants to get into photography since apart from a sturdy tripod and a camera you don’t really need any super skills or knowledge.
Well, it’s more like chess, a game that is easy to get in and start but very complex to master. Since you can find tons of forums, tutorials, and guides on how to hunt the best star shots or improve your light painting. Here are some of my photos from a few projects, both with light painting and just simple star photography.
The fun fact is that with star photography you actually limited by time if you want to capture clear images. No, I’m not talking about the fact that you cant take star photos in the daytime. The fact is, because of the earth’s rotation, if a camera captures a photo for more than 30 seconds (In my camera’s case) you will start to notice star trials. Now that’s not a bad thing by any chance, but if you don’t want these star trails in your photos you have to do some calculating. It all depends on your camera’s crop factor and your lens’s focal length. You can use this page to calculate it.
Another really cool part is using car lights. You see, approaching cars to have brighter white lights, while cars going away from the camera will have yellow or red-colored lights. Duh, I know, sorry, but you can use this to create quite an interesting compositions. It helps to find some complex or weird road where you can experiment and come up with good shots. You can take photos on bridges, in tunnels, in roundabouts, and everywhere else, what I’m I eve waiting about.
Well, I still have something I want to try its capturing light trails in the video, while complicated I think you can stack a series of photos into comprehensive light trails, more smooth and complex than a timelapse. Well, we’ll see how that all goes, so see you in the stars.