CRE­ATE A PHYS­IOGRAM

It’s amaz­ing what you can do with a torch and a piece of string in a dark­ened room!

Digital Photograper - - Contents -

Try out this fun tech­nique for cre­at­ing colour­ful light pat­terns us­ing a quick and sim­ple setup

DIF­FI­CULTY LEVEL: In­ter­me­di­ate TIME TAKEN: One hour

BE­FORE WE KNOW IT, THE LONG, HOT DAYS OF SUM­MER WE’VE ALL EN­JOYED THIS YEAR WILL BE OVER AND AU­TUMN WILL BE UPON US – DARK EVENINGS, DODGY WEATHER AND THAT FA­MIL­IAR QUES­TION ALL PHO­TOG­RA­PHERS ASK THEM­SELVES WHEN IT’S POUR­ING WITH RAIN OUT­SIDE: “OKAY, SO WHAT DO I DO NOW?”

WELL, HERE’S ONE TECH­NIQUE THAT WILL DEF­I­NITELY HELP YOU WHILE AWAY A WET DAY AND PRO­DUCE SOME AMAZ­ING IM­AGES AT

THE SAME TIME – CRE­AT­ING PHYSIOGRAMS. NEVER HEARD OF IT? DON’T WORRY, MOST PHO­TOG­RA­PHERS HAVEN’T. BUT ONCE YOU TRY

IT, YOU’LL BE HOOKED.

THE IDEA BE­HIND THIS TECH­NIQUE IS THAT YOU SUS­PEND A SMALL TORCH (YOU CAN

BUY THEM FROM £1 SHOPS) ON THE END OF A LENGTH OF STRING IN A DARK­ENED ROOM DI­RECTLY OVER YOUR CAM­ERA. SET THE TORCH SPIN­NING, THEN USE A LONG EX­PO­SURE TO RECORD THE PAT­TERNS TRACED IN THE DARK­NESS BY THE TORCH BULB. THE RE­SULTS ARE IN­FIN­ITELY VARI­ABLE AND YOU CAN MAKE THE PAT­TERNS AS SIM­PLE OR AS COM­PLEX AS YOU LIKE. THE IM­AGES ARE ALSO MUCH EAS­IER TO CRE­ATE

THAN THEY LOOK, SO WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE?

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PAINT­ING WITH LIGHT

THIS IS THE KIND OF RE­SULT YOU CAN EX­PECT BY SPIN­NING THE TORCH SEV­ERAL DIF­FER­ENT WAYS AND PLAC­ING COLOUR FIL­TERS ON YOUR LENS DUR­ING A SIN­GLE EX­PO­SURE

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