Hi everyone, hope you’re all having a great day/evening!
I purchased some really cute star lights the other day from… wait for it… the pound shop! There’s only 10 stars but I don’t think it’s a bad offer for only a pound, so of course I had to buy them. The whole intention on buying them was to use them for bokeh but tonight I felt like doing something different with them, so I waited until it got dark, brought them out into the garden and wrapped them around a tree-thing. Now I don’t do a lot of night photography but this shoot has really gotten me intrigued as to what more I can experience with the night sky and a slow shutter speed, but that’s another story.
So it ended up taking me about an hour in the freezing cold to get the perfect shot. I had to play around with the shutter speed and aperture a lot to discover the results of different settings but I think I’m happy with this one.
So here is the final result:
Pretty much SOOC apart from crop and a tiny bit of fill light from Lightroom.
I used Manual Mode on the camera. Pretty, huh?
I wasn’t originally planning to make a blog post out of this, it’s only when it was almost pitch black that I decided on it so I got my iPhone and took pictures of everything.
- Canon 5D Mark II
- Sigma 85mm F/1.4
That’s all it was! Funny though how the iPhone flash has taken out Canons name on the camera. Maybe it doesn’t like branding?!
I’ve experimented with numerous different angles/settings/light to achieve this result so my advice is to experiment for yourself and don’t give up until it’s perfect for you. Don’t be afraid to play with settings; it’s what they’re there for!
Until next time, enjoy the rest of your day!