Intro: HOW TO: STEEL WOOL PHOTOGRAPHY (VIDEO)
Metal whisk (stuff the steel wool in here)
Steel wool (get Grade 0, 00, 000, or 0000. Don't get anything at or above Grade 1. This can be found at the local hardware store)
Lighter OR 9 volt battery (To light the steel wool with)
Steel cable with clasp OR chain OR dog leash (something to swing the whisk around with)
D-SLR camera (capture the moment)
Tripod (capture the moment steadily)
Safe location (NO dry grass or other flammable items. Secluded locations are preferred)
ALSO, it is a good idea to have a fire extinguisher around just in case things go wrong...and that steel wool is really a tricky thing to put out.
Dark clothing (strategic since the it will be harder for the camera to see you)
Hooded sweatshirt/coat/jacket/sweater OR hat (or both)
Jeans OR pants
Goggles OR glasses (If you're feeling really safe)
*We would love to see what you come up with! Feel free to leave any of your photo results in the comments below!
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