Help, it’s one year into COVID shut down, and I’ve run out of photos to re-edit, my pets & kids run away when I get the camera out, and now I have nothing else to shoot. Well, worry not, because I have a photo idea for you.
Items you will need:
- Items you will need: Glass or crystal ball, also called a photo ball. It’s a hunk of glass in a sphere shape, you can purchase it at camera stores or any retail store like walmart, amazon, etc.
- LED Lights on a metal (usually it’s cooper) string, which allows you to create shapes with the lights.
- A camera and tripod.
- A room that can be made dark.
I wrapped the LED string around my fingers to create a stand, and then I placed the glass ball on top of the LED strings. Then set up the tripod and use the speed option on your Camera.
Usually, the speed option of the letter S on the camera dial lets you slow or speed up the shutter speed. The lower the number, the faster it goes, like a blink vs. a slow wink.
For a photo like the above, we need to slow the camera down and try a 5 to 10-second shutter speed, letting the camera soak in the light. Try taking a photo at different heights and angles because the light will reflect in different patterns.