sarah and i played around a little with the christmas lights. the swirly crazy ones are really simple yet so much fun. i am a beginner so don’t laugh if i am explaining this incorrectly. they are taken in manual mode. my ISO is set as high as it goes, my aperture is raised and my shutter speed is slowed. during the five seconds that the shutter is open, the camera is moved around in various motions. it’s kind of addicting. the hearts, well that’s another cool trick. i read about it on pinterest but didn’t quite understand it until sarah explained it to me. enjoy!