Nighttime Locations Illuminated Through Light Painting on an Epic Scale

German photographer Berthold Steinhilber has an awesome technique for lighting expansive locations at night: he tediously paints in the light manually with a powerful 1.8-pound headlamp powered by a 12-volt car battery. Depending on the scale of the location, his large format film exposures last anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, with the aperture set between f/8 and f/16. The above photo took 1.5 hours at f/16.

PDN has an in-depth article that explains Steinhilber’s technique. You can also find more of these amazing photographs over on Steinhilber’s website or by buying one of his books.

The Lightworks [Berthold Steinhilber]

Image credits: Photographs by Berthold Steinhilber and used with permission