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LA- Fun with slow shutterspeeds

1. Wait until it’s almost dark outside. Take your camera and go and sit in a busy tourist area. Choose a building or statue to photograph. Place your camera on a tripod and set the shutter speed to 30 seconds or more. (If you don’t have a tripod, something stable, like a chair, will also work.)

Take a look at your photograph. Do you see a lot of people in it or just the building/statue?

 

There were actually a lot of people in the frame and they all dissapeared, leaving just the backgound.

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3. Ask a friend to help you with this activity. Choose a dark room in your house and switch off the lights. Place your camera on a tripod and set your shutter speed to 30 seconds or more. Ask your friend to “draw” a picture in the air using a flashlight. Take a look at your photograph. What do you see? This fun activity is called light painting. Try an easy pattern first, but also a more complicated one.

 

This exercise was really fun and difficult at the same time, it is actually quite difficult to draw in the air without seeing what you are dawing…

We also tried other things like turning the lights off and on and schanging  places, like they did in Ben Long’s lesson, But we did not have powerfull flashlights so it turned out more spooky, kind off like ghost figures.

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