Light Painting

Light Painting is a method of photography that allows the photographer to choose exactly where they want the light to shine. Taken in complete darkness (save the moon in some cases), the photograph is captured using a very long exposure. In each of the images above, the shutter was open for about 30 seconds. During those 30 seconds, I used high-powered flash lights to sweep across (paint) the subject matter. The camera picks up on the reflected light and pieces together the entire image.

Light Painting is a method of photography that allows the photographer to choose exactly where they want the light to shine.

Taken in complete darkness (save the moon in some cases), the photograph is captured using a very long exposure.  In each of the images above, the shutter was open for about 30 seconds.  During those 30 seconds, I used high-powered flash lights to sweep across (paint) the subject matter.  The camera picks up on the reflected light and pieces together the entire image.  This was my first time experimenting with light painting after seeing many of my peers do it to various degrees.  I found that I  preferred the more subtly lit method of painting as opposed to some of the more detailed, layered light paintings.

My family joined me when taking these photos and we had a blast!  You didn’t know you could take pictures in the dark, did you?  Try it out and tell me what you think!

Blake Jackson Creative | Light Painting (4)

 

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