The Style Gallery is a great new way for you to view, love, and share outfit photos. It’s meant to showcase all the expressive, creative, and inspirational personalities of our community!
The winner will receive a Holga Starter kit, a set of Snapshot Coasters, and their picture will be featured on the blog as our Photo of the Week!
Keep reading for details
[Image Above: Sample of light painting from this Flickr pool]
Light Painting is the result of waving a small light source in front of your camera while it is set to a slow shutter speed in darkness. Follow these steps to get started:
[Image above: more samples from this flickr group]
Time to Paint Now you are ready to paint! Find a dark area. This can be a room indoors with the lights off and no window light, or you can go outside at night. Set your camera up on a tripod or flat surface and ‘frame’ your photo. Now you can have a friend snap the shutter or set the self timer. When you hear the shutter click, start moving your light source around the frame, but be sure that it is aimed toward the lens. The slower you move, the brighter the lines will show up. Using this method you can create graphics within your photo. If you are writing text, remember to write backwards! When you hear the shutter click again, your photo is done. Check out your image and make any necessary adjustments. Another technique is to selectively light up areas within the photo. You will need to have an object or person in the frame that can stand very still. When you take the photo, turn the light towards the object (not the lens) and light up areas you want to show up in the photo.
[Image above: Pablo Picasso drawing in the air with a flashlight coutesy of LIFE images]
Enter the Contest
[Winner receives a Holga Starter kit and a set of Snapshot Coaters]
Dani's Photo School
what a great idea! i can’t wait to see the results!
omg these pictures are AMAZING! I can’t wait to try this!
This is super cool…
I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that pic of Vasil and Marne! LOVE IT!
Thanks Rachel, aren’t we so gorgeous?!
I wish I could submit to the contest…
I don’t have a camera right now, but I can use my mobile one and fake it with PS…
There are already a bunch of entries – Keep up the good work guys. Can’t wait to see more!
Too bad I don’t have a DSLR…
WOW love this idea. Will have fun doing this one 🙂
ah! i’m so excited :]
i’m going to get started right away
Wow! I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this before! I’m so excited, I’m gona try it right now! Can’t wait to see the contest results! 🙂 Good luck everyone!
I’m pumped for this definitely, but are there and specs for image type, size, etc… is there a limit to number of entries?
Everything is Illuminated is a gorgeous movie.
here’s some more inspiration
LOVE this idea! And I love that you included my favorite photograph EVER! Picasso drawing one of his Centaurs by Gjon Mili! Too bad I have no artistic talent…:-(
Good luck everyone!
Best Movie Ever.
This is fabulous.
My friend and I once stayed up for hours my freshman year of college doing this, because we lived in a creepy old dorm… we told everyone later that the streaks of lights were shosts 😛
**ghosts not shosts
Enter as many images as you like. There are no restrictions on file size, etc – as long as the images are taken by you and uploaded to the ModCloth Photo School Flickr group. Enter as often as you like!
I’m so going to try this. I need to read the manual for my camera =0)
just AMAZING =D
I agree, best movie ever. i love Eugene Hutz …anyway this contest sounds like a lot of fun good luck everyone.
yeah, that sounds great. I wish I could take photos like . To be frank I don’t know how to make it. But I wish u all good luck! 🙂
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