In this Light Painting Photography Tutorial I show how to create Pyramids In The Sky using only the ambient light from the setting sun and camera movement. This is a different and unique way to photograph a sunset. The images you see in this video are not edited or layered they are created in real time and captured to the camera in a single exposure! By rotating the camera on a camera rotation tool along with the technique of lens capping these images are built in camera. This is a form of Kinetic Light Painting, in that the camera moving is what creates the design within the image instead of the lights moving. Technically the light from the sun is moving but we are just gonna call it Kinetic Light Painting. Pyramids in the Sky is just scratching the surface with what is possible with this form of Light Painting Photography, if you would like to learn more about this form of Kinetic Light Painting Photography and specifically Camera Rotation Photography please check out this tutorial here: https://lightpaintingphotography.com/light-painting-tutorials/camera-rotation-light-painting-tutorial/
Important tips/steps to keep in mind:
1. Looks for a high location with a clean horizon without any buildings or lights.
2. Wait for the sun to go down, that is when the best colors appear in the sky to photograph.
3. Find you center point then rotate your camera to about the 60º mark.
4. Start your exposure, remove your lens cap then quickly replace it.
5. Rotate your camera about 20º and repeat the process until you have rotated your camera about 120º
6. Stop your exposure and see the Pyramid you created!
In the article linked above there are some examples of Camera Rotation Tools but if you want to skip the read and just get to the point the 360 Degree Panoramic Gimbal Tripod Head is the best off the shelf solution for a camera rotation tool that I know of: https://amzn.to/3a7lxAK
You will also want a hot shoe phone holder to check your angle using a level app: https://amzn.to/3caTJOJ