Add a moving light in front of your lens when taking a long exposure shot, and you get a “light graffiti” or “light painting effect. Not satisfied with “normal” techniques, I tried a photo this using a quadcopter as shown in this post. As fun as it was, adding fire to it in the form of a lit sparkler produced even more amazing effects.
In the above photo, you see the line of fire streaking into the sky, as well as my my Hubsan X4 quadcopter’s (Amazon) LED lights. It’s hard to fly without them, but I did turn them off (by holding the “down” throttle trim) for a few of the shots. This made it look cleaner, and the results as well as how I made it can be seen in the two videos after the “read more” link thing. Continue reading