Abstracts Made with Holiday Lights

Looks like wild, crazy fun!!!

Photofocus (old site)

I’m not a humbug… let’s just get that out of the way. But I find holiday lights pretty boring after a short while.

Like every year, I find myself walking or driving through an exhibit of holiday lights with the family.  The kids love it (and I love that they are happy). This time I even left all my pro camera gear at home and only had a lowly point and shoot in my pocket (it’s actually my nine-year old son’s camera).

Recently, I taught him about light-painting and long-exposure photography. He loves it.  While on our walk through the holiday exhibit, he asked if we could shoot some soon again.

Thinking creatively…  this is what we did.

  1. Popped into the menu of the camera and found a preset for shooting Fireworks.  We also tried a preset for nighttime photography which worked well.  Most cameras have at least one of…

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