f5.6 | 10 seconds | iso 400 | Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM @ 40mm
Light painting…wow, what an absolute blast! I must recommend doing this at least once in your photography journey, seriously!
Last night our local chapter of The Professional Photographers of Washington hosted a light painting session. I’ve read a lot about how to light paint but have never tried it. It was a fun fun FUN night, had a total blast learning and can’t wait to head out and do more light painting sessions! I’ve got some crazy ideas floating around in my head and can’t wait to attempt to make them come alive! Thanks Damian for posing for us, such a trooper!
The light behind Damian are two LED strips attached to a ski pole. The LED strips can change into any colour, pretty cool (must get…)!
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This is really cool. I am very ignorant about light painting. Does this mean that there are two people in this shot? One standing still for several seconds and one holding the sky pole with the led strips and running through? Or is that a secret? 🙂
🙂 No secret at all!! You have it correct, Damian stood still for 10 seconds (which, I might add, is harder than one expects) and then Clinton walked around waving the ski pole making those cool patterns! 🙂
That is awesome! I love the whole series.
Thanks Jeff, glad you like it!!
I’ve not really tried light painting with people, it works so well. Standing still for the length of some of my exposures would be pretty difficult!
Yea, Damian did an absolute wonderful job of standing still (I know it’s only for 10 seconds but it sure seems like an eternity)!
I agree that looks so cool. I really want to try it now!
HI there, make sure you do try this…it’s SO much fun!
Great composition and colours : )
Thanks, I was lucky on this one for the composition as there were about 15-20 other photographers there and as you can imagine, space was pretty tight! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and commenting, greatly appreciated!
What a fantastic shot David!
Ok, this has got to go onto my to do list too. Thanks 🙂
Hi Robyn, thanks for stopping by and commenting, hope you have had the chance to take a look around (and of course, hope to see you around again).
Light painting is really fun, you really do need to try it!
Pleasure David 🙂
I do enjoy your photography and the things you find.
PS I got talk to a photographer who was going to some steel wool shots tonight.
Ohhhh, how fun!! Hope it turned out well for him/her! 🙂
It was great…can’t wait to see their pics!
Did I say they shared a few hints? A happy meeting.
Ohhh, if they post publicly you will have to share!!! 🙂
Ill be sure to David 🙂
Way cool! Who taught the class?
Hi Tina, the class was taught by Clinton James, a wonderful photographer who made the night very entertaining!
Light painting is so fun! I’ve done it a few times running around a field with different things like glow sticks or sparklers and it’s neat how the light showed up but I didn’t, it was like I was a ghost
Light painting IS so much fun, so can’t wait to get out there and try it again. Thanks for dropping by and commenting!
That is not to say that your photo isn’t a great piece of art.
Hahaha, nice save Dad!
Make sure your sister, the linear artist sees this. She may come up with some great art.
I’ll try to make sure she get’s it…I never know if she get’s my emails as, well, usually there’s no response! 🙂 I’ll let Kami know how’s that? 🙂