Tag Archives: light

Monochromes from Italy

I’ve started a new project on Behance.net; called “Monochromes from Italy”..

Monochromes from Italy!

– Made me fall in love with Italy
– Made me fall in love with the light

Click here to view the project

 Colosseo Gates

Hope you’ll enjoy it! :-)

DIY – Steel Wool LightPainting

A great Photography project for the upcoming weekend, I guess!




Let’s do this!

What do you need?

  1. Steel wool
  2. Whisk
  3. Flexible Wire
  4. Wire cutter
  5. Lighter
  6. Protective gloves, clothing and goggles



Step 1: Load the Wool in the Whisk


Step 2: Tie them up


Step 3: Pick the perfect location

Step 4: Set up your Camera, ignite the Wool and SPIN!


Step 5: Enjoy shooting and unleash your creativity :D

(via Photojojo, DIYPhotography and LightPainting Blog)

[DIY] Create Your Own IR Filter

الكل يعرف أن فلاتر الـIR غالية نوعاً ما. لذا، ما رأيك بفلتر IR سعره تقريباً 8 دولار أو يمكن أقل!

الأفلام Negatives مقاس 35mm او 120، التي تم تحميضها تستطيع استخدامها بسهولة كفلاتر لتمرير ضوء الانفراريد الى الكاميرا.. للمزيد من التفاصيل بإمكانك زيارة هذا الموقع.

مالذي ستحتاجه؟

1- قم بشراء فيلم من مقاس 120 (أفضل من 35mm كونه أكبر + لا يحتوي على الفتحات على أطرافه) من محل كاميرات، او من موقع ebay

2- قم بتسليم الفيلم الى البائع واطلب منه تحميضه، اذا قال لك (لازم تستخدمه عشان نقوم بتحميضه)، رد عليه (عادي، واشرحله الفكرة) :D

3- بعد التحميض اخذ الفيلم، والآن تستطيع تجربته واستخدامه كفلتر IR :)

IR filters are expensive to buy. So, How about creating your own IR filter for only $8? or even cheaper than that?

A slide of 35mm or 120 film roll can pass the Infrared Light to your camera; this can be done easily if you “Developed” an unexposed film roll.

You can read more on this by visiting Wim Wiskerke’s website.

How to get started?

  1. Go to ebay or a camera store; and buy a 120mm film roll (it will be much better than the 35mm since it is larger and doesn’t have sprocket holes).
  2. Now, give the film roll to the camera store to develop it (Tell him yes, you want that and yes, you know that the film is unexposed to light).
  3. Go back to the store, and pick-up your developed film roll; Now, you’re ready to roll. You can use it as an IR filter :-)


Keep shooting.. :)

[Infographic] Cheat Sheet For Low Light Photography

Low light photography is something that we all must deal with as photographers. Whether you’re taking photos with a point and shoot during an evening out, shooting a wedding party or capturing a landscape at dusk it’s important to understand the basics of shooting with low light. Photography is all about light, low light photography is no different and it offers new challenges and opportunities for creativity. Here is a helpful infographic on the subject:

1. Crank up the ISO. The higher the ISO number, the more sensitive the camera’s sensor is to the light that is reaching it. The additional noise that is generated by using a high ISO can be filtered out somewhat in post-processing. Sometimes the extra grain adds a little something special to the shot. Shooting in RAW format allows for the most flexibility in post-processing.

2. Use a larger aperture. The larger the aperture, the more light is entering the lens. Shooting at f/5.6 lets in more light than shooting at f/18 (remember, the lower the number, the larger the aperture).

3. Slow down the shutter speed. More light is captured the longer the shutter remains open. Keep in mind that a good “rule of thumb” for clear hand-held shots is no slower than 1/60th of a second. Use a tripod if you’re shooting at anything slower than that, though I have had success at slower hand-held shots using lenses with image stabilization.

4. If you do have to use a flash, try to avoid the on-camera pop-up. It tends to flatten the appearance of the image because the light is hitting the subject directly. Invest in an off-camera flash, angle light so that it is not directly in front of the subject, and use reflective surfaces and diffusers to soften the light. Strategically placed constant light (such as tungsten lamps using soft white bulbs) work excellently for providing additional ambient light without sacrificing the atmosphere of the setting.

5. Use your camera’s exposure compensation capabilities. The scale on many of today’s DSLR’s allow from -3 to +3 stops in 1/3 stop increments (my 7D is +/-5). Dial the exposure compensation to the positive side to purposefully “overexpose” the photograph.

Information provided courtesy of Snapsort and their article on Low Light Photography.