19. Star trails and light painting

Karl is at the south west tip of Cornwall for this shoot at some historical tin mines for a lovely night time shot with a bit of light painting. This sort of long exposure shot takes a lot of testing (as well as frantic running with a torch!) but is completely worth it as the resulting shots are simply fantastic.


  1. Hi karl,
    How do you estimate the exposure time of the background and the time when the High Power Torch hits the house?I seem to see,You went to see the camera During the period of shooting。

    1. Hi Wei, I do a test shot to work out the background exposure. The amount of light painting needed is just a gut feeling an experience and takes some experimentation, I don’t get it right every time.


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