Light Painting with Sparklers

September 21, 2012 at 9:56 am


(I Love my VW Rabbit) Again, no Photoshop tricks in the image other than colour toning. For this shot you need a dark space.  I used my garage with the lights off to minimize ambient light bleeding into the picture. I then setup my camera on a tripod and composed the shot how I wanted. The sparkler lasts roughly 1 minute so I used bulb mode and a remote shutter release. You want to make sure you use a small aperture to ensure an adequate depth of field. My brother and I did test runs with an unlit sparkler; the hard part is making sure you don’t walk between the sparkler and the camera. It took 3 or 4 tries/sparklers before I got the shot I wanted.