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.

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30 sec
f/4
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.