The concept seems fairly simple. It has to be dark, you need a tripod, you set a long exposure on the camera (20 seconds or more) and then run around drawing shapes in the air with colored lights. Ah the dreams of the newbie photographer.
So off to Green Park to run around in the park in front of Buckingham Palace.
It was slightly foggy and i had fingers crossed for an Edgar Allan Poe scene, but sadly the fog stayed above the trees which meant every light in London was reflected in the low damp cloud. Not good for night shooting.
Still there was fun to be had and for three hours i ran around like a maniac, firing my Speedlight at random objects and waving colored bulbs like a demented fairy, eventually getting a couple of average shots of badly drawn flowers.
Practice drawing shapes in the air BEFORE you go out and shoot. You’ll be amazed how hard it is to draw a simple shape when you have no reference point. My attempt at a fish jumping from the Thames ended up looking to much like something else poking out of the water to post it in this decent blog.
This flower below was drawn by my friend, clearly he practised before coming out shooting.