One Photo A Day | Day 335 | Candles And Moving Light
One photo a day challenge: Day 335.
I had an idea that for today’s photo I wanted to compose a shot where there was a subject in the foreground and I stood in the background and spun a string of lights.
No idea what exactly my subject would be though.
I considered going outside for the shot but that would make figuring out a foreground subject more difficult.
If I stayed inside I had more control.
Setting up the shooting table would give me more freedom of movement.
I decided to use these decorative battery operated candle lights we have for the foreground subject.
Then I added a layer of snowflake lights along the back of the shooting table.
Then I stood behind the table and twirled a string of lights.
So I created three different layers of lighting in this image.
I experimented with different speeds and lengths of time to spin the lights.
And I tried varying the length of the strand of lights and the position of them.
This was my favorite combination.
One side effect of the lights I was spinning is that they were so bright they illuminated some objects in the background enough that they showed up in the actual photo.