Posts Tagged ‘lightpainting’

Lighting a Product Photo by Light Painting with Your Phone in a Long Exposure Shot

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Here’s a fun and very easy way to do professional product photography light painting using your iPhone, or any other phone or tablet for that matter. The bigger the screen the better the results, but a standard phone screen will absolutely do the job.

This tutorial uses the light painting technique. Rather than the typical light painting technique where the light is used as the subject to draw out words or simple pictures; this technique uses light painting to light, highlight, and backlight the your subject. This will give you studio quality professional product photos worthy of any usage.
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200 Light Orbs Captured in Single Long Exposure Sets New World Record

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Did you know that there’s a Guinness World Record for the most light orbs painted into a single long-exposure photograph? The record was most recently broken by a group of 12 notable light painting photographers who gathered together in the middle of last year to create a photo featuring 200 light orbs.
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‘Lightspeed': A Stop Motion Journey Around California Made with 1,000+ Light Painted Photos

Light painting photographer Darren Pearson spent the past year working on the stop motion animation above, titled “Lightspeed.” Each of the 1,000 frames in it is a separate light-painted photograph that was captured in various locations across California.
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Photographer Patrick Rochon Transforms Cars into ‘Moving Light Painting Toolbrushes’

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For a new marketing campaign titled “Inspired Light,” Infiniti invited Canadian professional light painting photographer Patrick Rochon to Dubai to transform three of its cars into “moving light painting brushes.”
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The Motions of Kayaking, Canoeing and Swimming Captured in Light Painting

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Using light painting to capture the smooth motions of athletes, especially water-based athletes, is not new. You might remember these light painting wake boarding photos by Patrick Rochon, for example.

But photographer Stephen Orlando‘s images of Kayaking, Canoeing and Swimming remove one of the central parts of these images: the athletes. What remains are the simple, captivating paths of light left by the paddle or arm as it slices through the water, propelling its owner. Read more…

How We Did It: The SNL Title Sequence

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…And we’re back! After a much-needed summer hiatus, it’s that time of the year again when my comrades in the SNL Film Unit all reconvene on the 17th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza for another season of filmmaking speed-drills.

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How to Capture a Beautiful Watch Product Shot Using Only an iPad for Lighting

Product photography — even when done with cheap gear like this awesome tutorial using an iPhone, an IKEA lamp and some flashlights — usually involves multiple light sources. But there is a way around that, as Laya Gerlock over on DIY Photography demonstrates in this awesome tutorial titled “How to Shoot a Perfect Watch with Nothing but an iPad.” Read more…

BTS: Using Forced Perspective Drawing and Light Painting to Create a Mind-Bending Adobe Logo

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For the Adobe Remix project, talented light painting artist Janne Parviainen painstakingly combined forced perspective drawing with light painting to create something really special. Read more…

Light Painting Brushes Aims to Equip Lightpainters with a Standard Set of Tools

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Photographer Jason D. Page has been capturing light painting photography for years, and over the past 3 years he has also been working on a new project for the light painting community. It’s called Light Painting Brushes.

Just launched today, Light Painting Brushes is a set of light tools that aims to give lightpainters a standard set of brushes to “paint” with.
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Photographer Uses Giant Blackburn Pendulum to Create Abstract Large Format Light Paintings

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Lovers of light painting photography, large format photography, symmetry and physics each have a distinct reason to enjoy photographer Paul Wainwright‘s Pendulum Project.

Created in the pitch blackness of his barn at night, Wainwright shoots these beautiful light paintings with the help of a massive Blackburn pendulum he built himself and a large format camera packing 4×5 sheet film. Read more…