Capturing Powerful Photos of Fire Trails

This post was originally published on Light Stalking

by Christopher O’Donnell on 13 Jul 2011


Photographing fire performers – and the trails they make – is an art form of its own. These incredible artists can put on quite a show, and photographers love the opportunity to capture surreal images using long exposure techniques.

Burning Dan
Burning Dan by naturalturn, on Flickr

Successful fire trail photography takes much skill and practice – moving fire combined with a darkened environment can be a difficult subject to capture and extends beyond simple long exposure techniques.

Below are some key technical points about capturing fire trails – your settings, the needed gear, and how to execute the perfect fire trail photo.

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