Camera Toss Photography is an amazing new trend that captures light in its most abstract form. As the name suggests, it involves throwing your camera in the air while taking a photo. Here’s what to consider when trying it out for yourself.
- A camera with the ability to adjust the Shutter Speed and Aperture.
- A hint of bravery and a quality catch.
- A dark room or some night time.
- Set the shutter speed to around 1 second.
- Set the camera’s Aperture to around F5.6.
- Find some lights. 1 to 3 lights work best as they leave you with a nice simple photograph. Also, these lights should be evenly spaced. If there are too many lights or if they are unevenly spaced you could end up with a cluttered, messy photo. Mounting a few christmas lights to the roof works well.
There are a few different ways to throw your camera. Spinning, as the name suggests, involves spinning your camera in a clockwise or anti clockwise motion to create a beautiful spiral pattern with the lights. Flipping involves flipping your camera end over end either forwards or backwards. The third method is a combination of spinning and flipping whereby your camera is tossed in a random fashion. This type of throw creates the most abstract shapes, but the simple, uniform nature of flipping and spinning can also produce stunning results.
If you find that the lights are not bright enough, simply increase the size of your aperture.
Camera Toss Photography can produce some stunning results. Experiment with different colours of light, or be creative in your throwing method. It’s a simple concept to grasp, just make sure you don’t drop your camera.
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