Posts Tagged ‘lightpainting’

‘Flash Paint’ Your Way to More Striking Portraits with This One-Light Setup

Author’s note: The below video contains no explicit nudity, but may still be considered NSFW by some — proceed with caution.


If you’re looking to spice up your portraiture a bit, Smoking Strobes has a neat little trick that you should try out if you don’t already have it in your repertoire. It’s done using speedlights, although probably not in the way you normally use them.

Rather than the speedlight being on-camera or triggered through a set of wireless triggers, this method of lighting a subject is done by ‘flash painting’ one pop of the flash at a time. Read more…

Creative ‘Light Tornadoes’ Put an Impressive New Spin on Light Painting Photography

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When we say something is a “spin” or “twist” on an old classic, we usually don’t mean it literally. But when it comes to the light painting photography of Martin Kimbell, he really did put a new spin on light painting with his creative light ‘tornadoes.’ Read more…

Liteblades are a Unique New Light-Painting Contraption for Long Exposure Lovers

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Light-painting started out as a very DIY genre of photography. Using flashlights, steel wool, sparks, LEDs, rope lights and many amalgamations of all of the above, photographers have created some interesting contraptions to spice up their work.

And now, well-known Montreal-base light painter Patrick Rochon (who we’ve featured a number of times) has set out to create a contraption of his very own. Read more…

This Creative Video Project Only Reveals Its Secrets if You Photograph the Screen

Brian Matthew Hart has spent the better part of 9 years playing around with unique light drawing techniques. His latest project, Uncertainty, brings together the knowledge and inspiration he’s accumulated over those 9 years and packs them into one of the most abstracted and unique approaches to light painting we’ve ever come across. Read more…

5 Toys and Tricks to Improve Your Light Painting

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It’s easy to plateau when you’re experimenting with light painting photography, and as a result, this fun genre can often turn into a flash in the pan hobby.

And so, in order to help sustain your interest in what I think is a worthwhile endeavor and an under appreciated form of photography, I’ve decided to provide a few of the toys and tricks I’ve picked up in my experiences. These are things that have helped respire my interest in the past. Hopefully they’ll motivate you to continue experimenting as well. Read more…

Radiant Light: Beautiful Light Paintings Try to Capture that Which Cannot Be Seen

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Inspired by that which we cannot see — such as the shapes of sound, the feelings we experience, the relationships of the various patterns in this world, and the energy constantly emitted by matter — photographer Patrick Rochon has created a beautiful series of light-painting photographs called Radiant Light. Read more…

Hubble Telescope Shoots Some Accidental Light Painting Thanks to a Tracking Glitch

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The Hubble Space Telescope recently decided to make a foray into light painting when it created the image you see above (full res below). A total accident caused by a glitch, the final image turned out more like modern art than the typical awe-inspiring photography we’re used to seeing from Hubble. Read more…

Light Painting Meets CGI In This Incredible BTS Look at a Unique Collaboration

Showing just how productive and intuitive collaboration can be, Montreal-based photographer Eric Paré and Michigan-based digital artist Mike Campau got together to create some incredible work that takes advantage of their individual skill sets. Read more…

Long Exposures + Drone Covered in Lights = Great Light Painting Photos

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We’ve seen plenty of RC drone footage and we’ve most certainly seen plenty of light painting photos. But what happens when you combine the two? You end up with this.

Inspired by Close Encounters of the Third Kind, production studio Fiction hooked up lights to a DJI Phantom RC drone and captured long exposure photographs while flying the drone through the frame in specific patterns. The results are interesting to say the least. Read more…

Photog Gives Light Back to the World with ‘Painting With Lights’ Street Art Project

What happens when the concept of graffiti as we know it is flipped on its head? Well, I believe you end up with something like ‘Painting with Lights,’ a project by French photographer Philippe Echaroux — something he calls ‘Street Art 2.0.’ Read more…