And don’t be afraid to experiment or combine effects to create an image!
The primary image on this post is a re-take of the image taken inside during the second night photography evening. Where you could see at the time that light reflecting off the walls inside the room produced a failure of an image, the same photo taken in your back garden really pops off the now black background.
In this image (if you missed the example on the night) a coloured flash was set off firstly through a hand-cut stencil (similar to this stencil tutorial but cut instead of printed), then aimed at the subject, and finally a glow stick was taped to a colander and moved to create the wave movement effect by using the colander as another stencil.
It’s not a perfect result (flash reflecting from glasses, waves not bright enough) but still an interesting image, created with no context required, using three pretty basic techniques.
And don’t forget you have ~20 days to play before the next competition deadline, which rather fittingly is “Into The Night”!