21 Jul

Light Writing or Painting Photography with Sony DSC HX1

It always feels good to have a capable camera and it feels even better to explore new capacities of my Sony DSC-HX1 🙂
After entering into manual mode and understanding a bit of photography basics, I turned exploring something really creative and exciting in photography.

Light Writing… quite self explanatory, writing with the light source and importantly making sense there-after 🙂

What it takes to take a light writing?

– Exposure: A long exposure time is a basic requirement for your camera. My Sony DSC-HX1 provides enough long exposure time, 30 sec.
– A tripod: Without a steady support you won’t be able get the perfect shot. Anything more than 1 second has a risk of introducing “hand-shaking” effect in your capture. I don’t have tripod but I managed. 😉
– Light Source: A light emitting source.
– A dark place, really dark :).
– Have your ISO least and aperture value higher. Play a bit with settings, you’ll figure it out.

Also you have to imagine a virtual surface and sense of in-focus area, to capture a perfect light writing sample.

Below are my first captures into “light writing”:

First Word: Love (expressing my love towards Sony DSC-HX1)

love-light-writing

Love


F-Number: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 5 Sec.
ISO: ISO-125

Well that’s me in the back… and that’s why proper darkness is required.
Also, do remember, camera will capture a mirror image and you’ll have to do basic editing!

and my name: Krex
krex-light-writing
F-Number: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 5 Sec.
ISO: ISO-125

More later…

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