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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 26

All we need is LOVE!

I learned how to create these awesome light designs by slowing down my shutter speed. Ever since Courtney at Click It Up uploaded a picture of a heart she created with a flashlight, I've been dying to try it too. This week she posted directions for how to get this effect with flashlights, car lights, and other moving light sources. I closed myself up in my bathroom. Propped my camera up on the vanity stool and gave it a try. I'm pretty proud of how the first try turned out. The hardest part was trying to write the word backwards so it would be correct for the picture.

**Note to all who attempt this. Practice writing backwards in cursive. It took some major brain power on my part. :-)



21 comments:

Keara @ Now I Know What Life Is All About said...

COOL! I am so trying this! Thank you for the inspiration! I had not seen Courtney's article yet.

Amanda said...

Oooh, I have been wanting to try this, inspired by Courtney, as well. Maybe tomorrow I will go buy some glow sticks. It would be fun for the kids. Hmmm, but they can't really spell well. ;)

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh! How cool is that??!!! I definitely want to check out that article!

Carrie said...

Way to go! This looks great. Thanks for the insight.

Trisha said...

Great job. I tried this last year & it took forever to get the letters just right! I like how the O kind of looks like a heart too!

Branson said...

This is so cool! Way to be creative!

Heather said...

I love it! It is very cool looking. I think light pictures are just the coolest.

Amber said...

I, too, have been wanting to try this since she posted it a few months ago. I am completely impressed this was your first try, as it is AWESOME. I'll have to try it for next week...if time allows.

Kristy said...

so cool!!!!

Melissa said...

Love this! I'm definitely putting this on my must do list!

The Clip Cafe said...

Oh that is pretty cool!! Well done :-) Very effective.

snapshots2011 said...

Haha- I lock myself in the bathroom when I do this too- it's the only room in our house without windows!
Whether it was intentional or not, I love how the 'o' makes a little heart!

Gretchen said...

Good work! Love it!! I haven't seen that article (I'll be on the lookout for it now), but did do some flashlight fun of our own earlier this week... playtime with the kiddos. We just had random lines!

Michelle said...

Wow...that is really cool!!!

Janell said...

NIce job!

Sarah Halstead said...

Great photo. I love doing these.

TSlaz said...

I keep trying to do this but definitely takes some practice. Great Job!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Excellent, would never have known it was your first try at this.

Elephant Shoe {infant photography} said...

I'm so inspired by this and I [haha] LOVE it! (no pun intended). I'm going to have to try this one of these days.

Jennifer said...

Great shot! I did this last spring and I loved it. It was so much fun! You did a great job as it's definitely not easy to write backwards!

Courtney said...

This is fabulous!! Writing backwards is super hard! I tried writing love too!! I never thought to go into the bathroom though and went outside to do mine, which I'm pretty sure my neighbors thought I was crazy standing in the dark moving a flashlight around! Thanks for the tip :O)