Fire Photography: Matchstick

Fire Photography: Matchstick

June 23, 2017

photography by Austin Smith

photography by Austin Smith

"Photographing matches in the moments of being lit is easy."

Ha-ha.  Don't let anyone tell you that.

  • Get a bunch of matches
  • Get a bunch of, "I'm ready to repeat this consistently for dozens of times," thoughts going.
  • Set up a fixed match holder
  • Use the rough strike-on material to ignite the match and exit frame quickly
  • Photograph resulting ignition in continuous photo mode with a high shutter speed

See?  Photographing matches being lit is easy.