Fire Dancing


Kona Waha Santa fire dancing at the Grand Opening of Vibe Voga in Santa Rosa, CA, January 31, 2015.

Kona Waha Santa fire dancing at the Grand Opening of Vibe Voga in Santa Rosa, CA, January 31, 2015.

Connor Smith-McCurdy fire dancing at the Vibe Yoga Grand Opening in Santa Rosa, CA, January 31, 2015.

Connor Smith-McCurdy fire dancing at the Vibe Yoga Grand Opening in Santa Rosa, CA, January 31, 2015.

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12 Comments on “Fire Dancing

    • They use battery powered lights but i’ve seen it done with real fire in Bali and Thailand. It was a lot of fun photographing as the two performers had different lights and styles.

      • well I forgot about how hard it must be to catch the lights like that with your lens like that too – 🙂

      • Actually the most difficult is trying to stay in focus. I set the camera on a tripod and the settings to manual and the aperture to f 18 and 10 seconds and an ISO on the last picture to 400. The first was set to 1600. The difference was the realization that I did not need a high ISO to capture the movement. It was shot at 23 mm. I was trying to get a long depth of field so the focus was not as problematic.

      • thx 0 and cool – and each shot has such different feel – the first is the larger lines of light- whereas the bottom shot has lots of concentric

      • Hi Cindy, This is something that is also called light painting. Here is a Youtube video that explains the setup and methods of paining objects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp1tsPEwYGc
        You can also do lights on larger objects using high intensity torches or flashlights. Spinning colored lights as they did in the fire dancing can also be done.
        Good luck with this and I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with.
        Tim

      • It is a lot of fun and you can experiment with panning and zooming the camera while the shutter is open. Zooming creates images that grow smaller or larger as you zoom the telephoto lens while the shutter is open. I’ll try to publish one of those tomorrow.

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