Black Light Photography

Slinking Away

Black Light Photo (of what? see below)

Technical – Nikon D300, Nikon 105mm macro, 5 sec, f/16, EV=0, ISO200, WB=Cloudy, Center-weight metering, aperture priority, RAW capture, tripod


  • Tripod – long exposure times (5 seconds in this case)
  • Black Light Source
  • Appropriate subjects and/or material
  • Details are provided in the next two references. Nothing really that I can add, especially to #1.


Just lots of diagonals and shapes for an abstract presentation


Capture NX2 for RAW conversion, otherwise pretty much as it was

Black light photography is fun. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. The lighting is cheap as are the materials. In fact, if you use glass as your subject you’ll find that the cheaper the better; a trip to the dollar-store or Salvation Army will provide a treasure trove of subjects for under $10.
The subject in today’s feature image is three fluorescent Slinky’s.
A few examples (click to enlarge) –


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