Friday night at the Brasilipinas Street Party and I found myself testing the Olympus PEN W in low light conditions. With a Holga flash in hand, I used the same technique I use in light painting, aperture midway and speed on B. Press shutter, pop flash, depress shutter. This is the first time I’ve used that technique with film and I’m pretty pleased with the results, considering photographing fire dancers through a rowdy crowd isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do.

Again: Press > Pop > Depress

Get the timing right, and you’ll get your shot.

More photos on my Flickr.

Here’s a video for good measure.

Advertisements