In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Today’s capture was made in an attempt to illustrate a bible passage in a photograph. After taking some low-light photos of my daughter Sarah with an iPod last week (example here), I had the idea of creating a shot depicting a glow emanating from within a Bible.
To create the shot I positioned Sarah (dressed in black) on a stool in a completely dark room. The glow lighting her face was created by taping an iPod carefully to a page in the center of the bible. To add a subtle light to the exterior of the book, I placed another electronic device (this one a Gameboy) on a stool just below Sarah. The 3.2 second exposure was then tripped via remote release with the camera on a tripod.