13 Shots of Greatness...

A sort of planned, but not really photo shoot occurred last night after I had an all early evening photo shoot that had also popped up out of nowhere. Both were absolutely phenomenal!! Hubby helped out immensely in both shoots- (reflector holder, pose idea guy in the evening shoot) and in the dark night hours shoot (whisk spinner extraordinaire).

SAFETY NOTICE!! You absolutely must not try this alone! You must do this in an open, paved space with nothing flammable nearby, you must wear protective eye, body, and hand gear.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: wire kitchen whisk; at least ten feet of clothesline rope or cable; lighter or 9 volt battery (to ignite the steel wool); 0 to 0000 steel wool (lower the 0, more sparks- we used 000 steel wool); camera with ability to capture at least 20 to 30 second exposures (my buddy used 30 second exposures, I used 20 second exposures). You Tube search "steel wool photography" if you'd like a tutorial.

IMAGE SPECS: All of these were taken at F-11, some are F-13 to cut backdrop lights. At ISO 200 on a 20 second exposure.

Now, I do have a couple welts where the wire whisk went askew and slapped me in the girl region. I have rope burns on my left index fingers from the rope we used. And I did smell like the smoke from the Pentagon fire on 9-11, giving me a restless nights sleep and flashbacks- HOWEVER!!! All was well worth the 13 shots of excellence I got!! Now to find a brave model :)




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  1. I love these! You never know exactly what you're going to get.

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