A couple years ago after moving to California I signed up for a Night Photography Meetup. Held at an isolated beach just off the Pacific Coast Highway around central Malibu, the beach itself is not visible from the road. It is quite narrow and backed by cliffs of rock. This picturesque area is frequented by photographers due to nature’s backdrops of rock, water and sand, and an inability for crowds to gather.

I had never heard of the photo approach we used that evening. I may still be missing some details but the gist of it was: tie steel wool to a rope, light it and then swing it around while people take photos. It was a total blast to see the resulting images. Thank you to Rusty Nelson for helping me with my camera settings. http://www.rustynelson.com/

Photo credits: Jodyt2.com

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Photography Meetup
Steel Wool photography