Guys, I need your help.

I've got an assignment for my Photography course based on movement, for this I want to do light trails and light graffiti. But I'm really stuck for ideas, I've got to produce 8 photo's but I need some ideas.
What I've already got is

-Light graffiti, so like drawing with LED's etc
-Traffic trails
-Fair ground rides etc.

But these won't cover 8 photos... Help!!

  • SuDoku
  • November 4, 2010, 2:49 pm
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    how about a field, like a farm and a tractor or something or wait for frosty weather and find a large cobweb covered in ice it look amazeing :)
    hope i helped :)

    • BEASTY
    • November 4, 2010, 3:29 pm
    Yeah I like pictures like that but I need lights which portray movement. And I'll bear that in mind for my next assignments :) Thanks
    - SuDoku November 4, 2010, 11:36 pm
    your welcome
    - BEASTY November 5, 2010, 6:52 am
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    Trains ??

    • juniper
    • November 4, 2010, 3:45 pm
    I would but the problem is, is that you can get arrested taking pictures of trains because of all the terrorism things these days. I might try trams though. Cheers :)
    - SuDoku November 4, 2010, 11:37 pm
    Really? Wow. I did not know that. Sucks.
    - juniper November 5, 2010, 12:07 am
    seriously? where do you live?
    - Jackylegs November 5, 2010, 1:19 am
    England, we're all up on the security thing at the moment. My tutor has been arrested before for taking photos of trains etc.
    - SuDoku November 5, 2010, 2:08 am
    haha no way! that is retarded
    - Jackylegs November 5, 2010, 3:03 am
    Tell me about it, you're not allowed to take photo's of police officers either, especially in London.

    I need photo's of a railway line anyway as an assignment so it's gonna be a complicated process to get permission for that :| not doing it twice :P
    - SuDoku November 5, 2010, 3:34 am
    move to Australia
    - Jackylegs November 5, 2010, 4:33 am
    I did not realize that it was such a big deal. Permission.... Wow. =(
    - juniper November 5, 2010, 4:44 am
    Haha I wish, I have family over there so it may be a case of go and visit but I don't think I could live so far away :P
    - SuDoku November 5, 2010, 4:57 am
    What city?
    If Melbourne, you'll love it.
    - Jackylegs November 5, 2010, 4:15 pm
    I'm not 100% sure, I think it's some kind of small town.. But I'd love to go for a couple of months but it's like £900 for the cheapest flights over..
    - SuDoku November 6, 2010, 1:32 am
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    fireworks/sparklers, planes at night

    that commint reminded me of my favrite song
    - castlewarsisawsome November 5, 2010, 12:03 am
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    Try super long exposures of a clear night sky, preferably no moon. Even 1 minute will give you some streaking of all the stars. Long exposures of rivers work too. Do you have any tunnels near you? Ride with a friend and sit in the back seat and take a pic to include the lights of the dash. The dash should be fairly clear and the tunnel will be streaked. Also search Movement on flickr to get more ideas

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    This is what i did for my photo class last year for that same assignment

    my scans 011 - guys, i need your help.

    Light trails

    Light Trails 2

    this is some other stuff i did too

    my scans 002 - guys, i need your help.

    my scans 003 - guys, i need your help.

    my scans 004 - guys, i need your help.

    hope it helps :)

    • Tacoman
    • November 5, 2010, 5:22 pm
    They're amazing, how'd you do that?

    Also if they're manipulated, we're not allowed to do that :( but I like them!
    - SuDoku November 6, 2010, 1:33 am
    what kind of camera do u use for the class
    - Tacoman November 7, 2010, 5:18 am
    DSLR, I use a Nikon D3000.

    We were originally using film though.
    - SuDoku November 7, 2010, 6:05 am
    for the pics i did we used a film camera addjusting the settings like shutter speed and the amount of exposures for every film shot
    - Tacoman November 7, 2010, 8:26 am
    What while you were taking the shot?
    I'd have assumed it was the film you used because using expired film can give a kind of blurred effect during the shot. But they're really good :)
    - SuDoku November 7, 2010, 8:34 am
    thanks, are u guys taught how to use photoshop in the class or not
    - Tacoman November 7, 2010, 9:17 am
    It's a two year course, so this year it's getting the basic functions and techniques of the DSLR and equipment (we're doing dark room and studio soon) and then next year I think it's starting to learn photo manipulation techniques.
    - SuDoku November 7, 2010, 9:19 am
    thats cool, in our class the first year is beginning photo where u work with film cameras and basic photoshop, and in advanced photo u learn more advanced photoshop and work with different film and both classes are the student does everthing, we put the film in the cameras, rolled the film for development, develop the film and make all of ur own pictures in the dark room
    - Tacoman November 7, 2010, 9:25 am
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    how about a rave party :D
    theres lots of light and movement in those!!
    or maybe a fire
    orrrrrrrrr christmas tree porn!
    those all involve light and movement :D

    • tacolad
    • November 5, 2010, 5:34 pm
    Haha that last one made me lol so much! And yeah I like the first one thanks!
    - SuDoku November 6, 2010, 1:32 am
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    You could do some light painting with fireworks n' shizz, incorporate skating maybe? i've got a few examples (not taken by me, stolen from an album on the maverick skateboarding group on facebook)

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    They look pretty impressive if done right

    They are pretty impressive, the only problem is, there's no outdoor skatepark or anywhere I could do something like this with. I have to say it's damn awesome photography though.
    - SuDoku November 7, 2010, 7:28 am
    how did u get the light trails???
    - BEASTY November 7, 2010, 9:20 am
    Set the shutter speed for longer, you need to use a tripod or another way of steadying the camera though or you get camera shake.
    - SuDoku February 1, 2011, 1:02 pm
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