Today our very own… THE Shultz Photo School Intern (Josh Ryder) gives us a peek backstage to show us exactly how he created this shot:
Keep an eye out for the following highlights throughout the video:
- There’s two light sources here (sparkler and a portable LED bicycle light), and each were implemented with the “light painting” technique.
- How you can control the ambient light during long exposures by stopping down the aperture.
- Where you might be able to find a $4 “executive” tripod.
- There are some GREAT Lightroom tricks and tips! My favorite was his use of the HSL target tool to increase the sparkler luminance.
- Considerations when light painting (direction of the lights and being careful to avoid painting in objects like feet, etc).
There’s much more, but without further ado, let’s get to the video: