Photography – Experimenting with settings.

Besides the serious side of photography, there is the fun side of experimenting to see the what ifs…

Using flash and long exposure:

In this example my neighbour’s grandson wanted a photo of him waving a candle lighter around.  I thought it would be good to freeze him in one spot and have just the flame of the lighter captured without his movement.  Settings are as follows.

Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed13/1 second
Aperture F/10.0
Focal Length18 mm
ISO Speed100
LensEF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Flashed used to Freeze movement


Multi shots – one image:

In the following shot I was playing with multi-shot exposures in the one image of traffic.  I think it was about a 5 shot exposure but since it was back in 2010 I think, so can’t give a honest number.


As can be seen, the closest car is close to being a ghost image, no editing to photo.  Always let your imagination run wild when trying to think of fun shots to do, whether you fail that first time or not, it allows you to learn new things about what you can do with your camera.

Happy shooting all.

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