Stewart, I shot in Manual with a shutter speed and aperture that gave a completely black photo, then lit with an SB900 camera left firing through an umbrella. And bit of the background that the light caught, I simply used the exposure brush in Lightroom to make it completely black.
Thanks Matt. Can't believe your in year 2 of this!! I know other folk who have done it before too. It's so difficult!!
Anyway, here is tonight's effort. I think that street lamp really detracts, but this was the angle I wanted on it really, so street lamp(s) have to stay. Anyway, at least I got out and took a photo! Still can't believe I have another 356 to go. Not sure I will make it!
I'm sure that you will, I felt like that at times, and I still feel mad for taking it on but it's really good fun I promise and you will learn so much about your camera it's unreal there are many things that I had not done before when I first started my challenge last year, such as star trails, HDR etc and now I feel like I can really do the styles some justice
As to today's edition I really like it and I think that your giving the street light to much thought it's not that distracting and has provided a really nice burst effect