It’s the perfect piece of kit for making ‘light graffiti’, an impressive photographic trick to create amazing images with light outlines. See below for how to create these incredible images with a normal digital camera.
But to stand a chance of winning the Kodak EasyShare M580, you need to think like both a photographer and a street artist. What form would your ‘light graffiti’ take? What would you doodle in the air? And where would you set the photo? If you’ve got a bright answer, just fill in the form below and we’ll give the prize to the best response. If you scoop the camera, you might like to take a snap of your winning idea.
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Competition ends noon on 27 January 2011.
How to make Light Graffiti
1. Set your compact camera to night mode, and attach it to a static surface or tripod.
2. Choose your background and where your light graffiti will be in the frame; then cover the lens with your hand so it does not let in any light. Get your other person ready with their torch/light.
3. Then push down on the shutter button. Keeping your finger held down the camera will now be trying to assess the situation- its sensor will determine that everything is in darkness and will try to automatically lengthen the shutter speed and the aperture will open in order to take in as much light as it can.
4. You can then remove your hand from the lens, but keep your other finger on the shutter button. Now get your friend to start drawing… you should get between 4 – 15 seconds of draw time, so work quickly!
About the prize
The Kodak EasyShare M580 digital camera is brimming with advanced technologies to make photography fun! This 14MP camera with 8x optical zoom packs enough resolution in its CCD sensor to produce high quality prints up to A3 and beyond, straight out of the camera. Optical image stabilisation helps to combat camera shake - keeping your pictures pin-sharp with remarkable consistency.
A broad selection of scene modes and a Smart Capture Feature help you to really get the best from the Kodak EasyShare M580, and there's also 720p high definition video capture for those that like to shoot movies. You can even hook up directly to an HDTV via an HDMI connector, or enjoy your pictures and video on the generous 3" LCD screen.
In keeping with its name, the EasyShare M580 digital camera makes photo sharing a cinch. One-button uploading to social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and the Kodak Gallery sites mean you can show off your pictures with ease.