I saw an interesting tutorial by Evan Sharboneau and just had to try this technique.
In short it goes like this:
- Stuff 0-grade steel wool into some kind of a metal frame (I used a whisk) that you can tie a line to
- Start a long exposure shot
- Light the steel wool on fire (either with a lighter or a 9V battery)
- Let it SPIN! 🙂
And please take care that you don’t light anything on fire with the sparks and remember to protect your eyes if you give it a try!