Camera Rotation – Part 1

Happy New Year!

So, as the Christmas decorations come down I decided to have a go at another ‘light art’ technique. This time it involved Camera Rotation – and not moving the light source (which for this I used the now available Christmas tree lights).

I had to use a bit of a complicated gear set up involving a tripod, two tripod heads & mounts and my ‘L’ bracket. It was all a bit ‘Heath Robinson’ but it worked (just about) as intended to allow for the camera to rotate whilst keeping the lens on a steady axis.

 

Camera Rotations Part 1 - Set Up

Camera Rotations Part 1 – Set Up

 

The images below are of varying degrees of Camera Rotation, some with the colour altered in post-production.

 

Two Thirds Rotation - with blue colour applied

Two Thirds Rotation – With blue colour applied

 

Just over Three Quarters Rotation - near natural colour

Just over Three Quarters Rotation – Near natural colour

 

Despite the lights being on a continuous ‘on’ mode (as oposed to flashing) you can see from these images that the LED’s have a flicker. This flicker is not visible to the naked eye – so it was a real surprise to see that the camera had picked it up.

 

Less than a Quarter Rotation - Near natural colour

Less than a Quarter Rotation – Near natural colour

 

Over Full Rotation - Red colour applied.

Over Full Rotation – Red colour applied

 

Although I quite like the wiggly lines – I do intend to have another go at Camera Rotation – but I’m going to figure out how to have a steadier mounting system to allow for perfectly smooth results for the next one.

These will be available to purchase as prints – I’ve not decided yet on the best way for offering prints for sale directly from this website yet – so Get in Touch to discuss the options available.

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