There are several ways to create burning filament photos, but the most important thing is to break the vacuum seal without damaging the filament. You can tap a crack, drill a hole, or break all the glass using a plastic bag. Keep in mind that the more air allowed in, the faster the filament will burn out.
You need an electric source you can turn on and off. You can use a lamp or you can pick up these little plug in sockets at most hardware store for about $2 each. Plug the socket into a power strip with an on/off switch so you can better control your timing.
1/11/2013 11:33:47 pm
Wow. This is one of the coolest things I've seen all day!
1/12/2013 06:34:57 pm
What aperture are you using?
1/12/2013 10:37:08 pm
I never said what my exact numbers were, because I switched a little throughout the shoot for different effects. A shutter speed of 1/1000 is just a good starting point and as with any light-writing type effect, ISO is best kept as low as possible. As for apeture, it just depends on your lens, distance away, and how much of the picture you would like in clear focus. I used a 35mm, and for most shots it was somewhere in the 4.5-6 range, but different variables will always be a factor. Good luck!
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