Levitate Small Objects
even in low lighting conditions with slow shutter speed
To make an object appear as if it is levitating, you could simply toss an object and take the photo while it's still in midair. These shots are generally referred to as actions shots and require very fast shutter speeds.
For more information on action shots, consult a search engine.
The action shot depicted on the right was taken at f/1.8, ISO 800 with a shutter speed of 1/320th of a second.
However, shutter lag when attempting to take action shots will often result in unwanted blur. You can generally achieve a sufficient shutter speed by widening the aperture, raising ISO, etc. But sometimes, the lighting conditions are just too low to take action shots. Or maybe you hate raising ISO because it causes grain. Or maybe your widest aperture is not wide enough. Whatever the reason, this tutorial explores a way to compensate for all that and "fake" an action shot by using clear strings.
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Notes on Benefits and Limitations