I recently acquired a Nikon SLR (I think that's what it is) and I'm trying to figure out how to take photos of LED hoops in action. I practiced last night playing with the Aperture and managed to take some pictures of the LEDs trailing.
So a few questions/comments.
1. I turned off the flash because it seemed to "catch" the hoop in one spot and the trailing LED wasn't as noticeable... is this right?
2. Is playing with the aperture the correct way to get these types of photos?
3. Is there a best setting for the aperture?
4. In all the photos, the "model" was blurry unless she kept her face virtually still during the entire shot. Does this mean I need to speed up the aperture or is there another way to achieve this? Just when I logged into HoopCity there is a beautiful photo of two women spinning fire. You could see their trails, but their faces and bodies were "still". I want to do this. :)
Thanks in advance for all the help!
If you want to get a nice shot of the trails and the hooper you can play with a long exposure with a flash right at the end. If you get it right you will get nice trails and then a clean picture of the person.
I could give a lot of advice but I don't know if you are you shooting film or digital? If your shooting digital you should make sure to set your white balance along with all the others that Jessi mentioned. I was a photography major so I had to learn all the technical stuff involved in taking a photo but what Jessi said about trial and error is so true...after you learn the basics of photography ( aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.) then trial and error is the best way to learn! Also, are you using a tripod? Message me if you have any technical problems. I would be glad to help = )
Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all of the help! :) :) :)
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