do I need to use a speedlight for this type of still life photo

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Zalafoto USA Junior Member • Posts: 49
Re: try light painting!

You haven't mentioned a tripod in your gear list. If, you have one, you can also try light painting. For still life it is a great technique to try. You can use one light source and use it to light your subject as you wish. That light source can be a flashlight, or a flash. There are many tutorials and illustrated articles on the subject. So, what you need is a camera set on manual exposure and a fairly long exposure time, a tripod to eliminate camera shake, one lightsource and you to move it around your subject.

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