Decided to try some more slow shutter portraits last weekend. Karsyn and Hannah obliged to assist me. Using a 580 EX II and the flashlight on my iPhone. With a shutter of about 6 seconds, most of the light streaks are from the iPhone and eventually we just set the flash to manual mode and set it off at intervals. I was not sure about the results on camera at first (as is the case with most experiments), but I was much more pleased when I was able to take a closer look in Lightroom.
I’ve learned that any time you have a fresh idea or technique you haven’t tried you just have to practice it a good number of times before the results may be pleasing. So don’t give up the first time when it doesn’t quite look like you had imagined.