Don’t you just love it when you can find new ways to use a certain tool? I’ve always been fascinated by the ingenuity of the different designs of tools, and how they’ve been our constant companions throughout the evolution. Despite all the millennia of innovations, and how much further we’ve gone down the lane of inventions, we still require the help of tools – even when it comes to having fun.
Yes, something as basic as a flashlight can be the source of so much fun. Apart from the obvious purpose of being helpful in the dark, whether it’s managing your way back when outdoors, locating well hidden things in the basement or the attic, repairing things around home, as well as serving its tactical purpose to temporarily blind potential attackers, a mighty Led flashlight can be the ace up your sleeve for jaw-dropping photographs.
LED flashlights are much more advanced in terms of light beam (particularly extensive strobe lighting), withstanding extreme temperatures, compactness, battery life, and versatility which is why they make an outstanding choice. When you use a Led flashlight with photography, you can count on exceptional night photographs; you’d be surprised at the effects a flashlight can do in the creation of interesting shapes in the dark, combined with the long exposure setting.
You can use the same combo to have photographs with light-writing, setting the camera to manual mode so you can focus to where you’re going to be air-writing, and the aperture lower than f11. As you press to shoot, run and air-write with the flashlight, and prepare for magic! Even photographs at studios, with all the lighting accessories, can get significantly better when a flashlight is part of the equipment. If you want to paint objects in the dark, keep the shutter in open bulb mode, and light up objects with the flashlight.
A flashlight can help you enhance the focus of photographs, and even be of use when you want to trap the incredible, colourful spectacle of nature in photographs, in the likes of dusk and dawn. Not to forget the option for illuminating architectural objects and showing off their unique features and splendour by contrasting them with a flashlight as opposed to the natural light surrounding them; bonus points if you have the moon in the photograph as well. The same goes for illuminating rocks, mountains, and anything that catches your eye in a landscape.
Night photographs and flashlight prove everything can come to life in the dark as well, and you can have a great deal of fun trying to make a story out of every enlightened photograph you come up with. So, next time you think all camera accessories cost a fortune, don’t forget to turn a flashlight into your helping hand.