Combine Still and Motion

Summer is the time for county and state fairs, and they usually include a carnival with lots of colorful lights. I like to use long shutter speeds and record the designs the lights on the rides make. It's always an experiment, especially when I photograph a new ride.

If you want to try this technique at your local fair this year, be sure to take a tripod, plenty of memory cards and a spare battery. Try framing the ride to include both the stationary sections as well as the moving parts. The combination adds interest to your results!

Learn more tips and techniques for photographing the carnival rides at night in Night & Low Light Photography at the Fair, August 7-14, 2018, in Missoula, Montana. Click here to register.