ASAHI PENTAX K1000 PAINTING WITH BLUE AND GREEN LIGHT

Posted in 35MM CAMERAS, SLR by Nicole Gelinas on March 16, 2012

Painting with light is a really fun project to do when you have a dark room and some lights handy! All you need to do is set your camera to a very slow shutter speed or even on the B setting. Focus your camera while the lights are still on. It is helpful to have your camera on a tripod and use a cable release if you are alone. Once you have your focus set, turn the lights out and release the shutter while you move your light source in front of the camera. If you have a friend to help you, they can move the lights in front of the camera while you take the photo without a tripod! I shot these photos with 35mm color slide film so I could get really nice colors!

For this project I used the Asahi Pentax K1000. This camera is completely manual allowing you to set your aperture and shutter speeds to fit your creative needs. It is an SLR, so what you see in the viewfinder window is what you get. The Pentax k1000 also has a light meter built in which is very helpful. This camera is the first film camera I ever owned and I got it back in high school for a photography class. It takes wonderful pictures and is very reliable. A great camera to start with if you have never shot film before! It shoots 35mm film and has a shutter speed range from 1-1000, also including a B (bulb) setting.

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  1. […] film camera. If you want more details about how to make your own painting with light photos please see my previous post. I chose to post these together because they were my fiery red, orange, and yellow photos! Using […]


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