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If you read my earlier post about how to get an expensive Christmas present, you’ll know that my husband got a new digital SLR camera for Christmas. (And yes, he already got it … we are really really bad about waiting until Christmas to exchange gifts … plus there was that sale on Amazon!). Anyway, he is always bothering me for a new camera so I didn’t get why he needed a digital SLR camera so bad. I was promised better photos. I was promised dramatic lighting. I was promised photos that captured motion and light in a new way. I was told he could do things with a digital SLR camera that he couldn’t do with his current point and shoot. I didn’t really get it … until tonight when he took these freaky cool photos with the Christmas tree lights that we just put up. So I get why he needed the camera now if he can take cool photos like these. Enjoy!
- Turn off all lights in the room so the room is dark except for the Christmas tree.
- Set the shutter speed manually to anywhere from 1 to 2 seconds, depending on the result you want achieved.
- Use the flash (The flash will only fire once for a portion of your shutter speed)
- For the first 2 shots, press the shutter to take the picture and after the flash fires, during the remainder of open shutter, rotate the zoom from one end of the range to the other. For instance, I went from 55 mm to 18 on the first, and then 18 to 55 mm on the second. I used a tripod for this one.
- For the 3 rd through 5th shot, press the shutter to take the picture and after the flash fires, during the remainder of the open shutter, rotate the camera anywhere from 45 to 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise.
- For the last 2 shots, press the shutter to take the picture, after the flash fires, have the subject quickly exit the shot.