This week’s assignment at Digital Photography School is ‘Ghetto Lighting’. The idea is to use cheap light sources for you photo rather than a flash, speedlite or pro lighting.
For this one, I used 4 glow sticks…2 blue, 2 green. As you can tell from the image, the blue is to the left of the manequin and the green to the right. I still had to run a long exposure and I intentionally underexposed it slightly. The back drop is the backing card I have in my homemade light box.
I really just wanted to highlight the right side in green and the left in blue. The background transition and shadows are a cool side effect.
DPS Assignment: Ghetto Lighting
Camera: Canon 450D
Lens: EF-50 Macro
Exposure: 20 seconds