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Alley Cat's tips to great photography

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I simply used my phone flash light while pointing it at the camera with a 30 second exposure. I decided to "paint" the word "Photography," because why not?
Follow this column for photography techniques and advice from Alison Watkins.


Chapter 19: Light Painting

I’ve mentioned that the word “photograph” means “painting with light.” This is taking light painting to the next literal, level.

Painting with light is an easy process. This is very effective when done in dark areas or at night. You can buy a special light stick for painting with light but for some things a simple flashlight or phone flash light will do the trick.

You’ll definitely need a tripod to set your camera for 30 seconds for any light painting shots. You may want a shutter release button to keep it open for however long is necessary, A.K.A. BULB mode on your camera. The sensor picks up light, when there is no light then the sensor will grasp at whatever light is available; in this case it's the flashlight.

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