In order to get this image I used the light as my background. I basically got a “shadow” image of the slinky which portraits the form.
Enjoy and happy Friday!
I used a string to lift the slinky up and photographed it while it was slowly turning in the air. I stopped my lens down to f22 giving me an exposure time of 30 seconds at ISO 100. During the exposure time I discharged a small flash three times freezing the slinky at three different positions.
Enjoy and be creative with your camera!
In this images I used a harsh light source coming from the lower right corner. The light source creates a nice shadow. Try to play with the light source. Just by changing the light you will get several great images that all have a different feeling to them. By the way: I believe a master in the field of photography is someone who can create (and maybe control) different kind of feelings associated with the same subject!
Enjoy and happy photographing!
Since it is still January and winter in the northern part of the world I came up with another indoor exercise. I borrowed my son’s slinky and used all kinds of light sources and reflectors to photograph it. This is a very creative exercise and you can create great images with this one object.
In this image I used regular window light and a gold reflector to create the “early morning sun” reflection.
As always, enjoy this exercise and be creative!