Bob Ross, with a flashlight

Step 1 – Go camping somewhere cool with happy trees.
Step 2 – Get to campsite without breaking your truck. If you do have issues, surround yourself with fix-it guys to scratch and grunt until repairs are complete.
Step 3 – Pour “creative juice” down your throat and fill your belly with delicious grilled vittles until it is dark and you are ready to work.
Step 4 – Locate your good flashlight.
Step 4 – Find your spot, get your subject properly framed and low-light camera settings correct for the ambient light. I went more in-depth on this in the BI post.
Step 5 – Open shutter and start painting.
Step 6 – Don’t fall down while running around nature in the dark.

landeen_blog-6053This image above gives you an idea what the ambient exposure looks like with and without the flashlight work.

30 sec
ISO 3200
10.5mm fisheye

We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”
“You can do anything you want to do. This is your world.”
-Bob Ross

-Alex “happy accident” Landeen.