Painting with Light

This past week I introduced my students to an activity called "Painting with Light."  For this activity all you need is a Digital SLR, a tripod, a dark room, and a light source.  The flash light app on smartphones work great these days! 

Step 1: Find a dark room and set up your Digital SLR on the tripod

Step 2: Determine what you want the F-Stop to be.  Preferably a large number such as F/25, this will allow more to be in focus and less light to come through the lens.

Step 3: Figure out what you want to create and set the shutter speed to a long enough exposure, such as 20 seconds. 

Step 4: Take some pictures and see how they turned out! 

Just some tips to keep in mind.  As you will see some of my students created flowers.  In order to do this you want to make sure you point the flash at the camera. If you want to show some of the person, you want to point the light on the person. 

This year the students did a great job! Below are some of their images.