Light Painting Photography Contest Entries, April 2017

Here are the entries for the April 2017 Light Painting Photography Refractograph Contest! It was great to see some entries from people that had never tried this technique before, inspiring you to shoot something new is what the contest series is all about! Everyone PLEASE VOTE in the comment section of this page to pick your top 3 favorite images, the images all have a number in the title (EXAMPLE… IF ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES IS THE IMAGE TITLED “Light Painting Contest 08 April 2017″ THEN YOU SHOULD PUT THE NUMBER 8 AS ONE OF YOUR CHOICES). Voters please vote just one time and you must include 3 unique choices for your vote to be counted. In other words no 1,1,1, or 5,5,5, or 7,7,7,…..Please pick your three favorite IMAGES based on the image alone, thank you and enjoy. Voting ends April 30th at Midnight Eastern Standard Time.

 

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Light Painting Photography Contest Winner, February 2017

And the winner for the February 2017 Light Painting Photography Contest themed “Spirograph” is… Chris Bauer for his incredible image above titled “GATEWAY TO THE IMAGINATION”. Normally I would say for this awesome winning image Chris will receive a prize pack filled with treasures from our sponsors listed below, but this time its a little bit different. Chris has decided to gift his prize package to the Del Mar High School Photography Program to help spread his passion for Light Painting Photography! 🙂 Thank you Chris I am sure the kids will all slap you high-fives for your awesome gesture!

Here is how Chris created his winning image!

Single exposure light painting made with two lenses.
Gear Used: Nikon D7000 with Nikon 32mm & 200mm lenses.
Settings: f/8, ISO 100, 405 seconds.

First I set up the second half of the exposure using a 200mm lens with a Pringles can attached to it. I set a plasma ball on it’s side and centered it in the middle of the tube then focused the shot. Take a couple practice shots so you already know how much you want to expose the plasma ball later. 12 seconds is what I had decided on. Remove the lens carefully not to disturb the focus and remove the camera but leave the tripod.

Next I prepare the first part of the exposure using a 32mm lens. Set up a physiogram and aim the camera straight up so the light is in the center of the lens. Next I use a sheet of class and position it above the camera and apply water drops . Next focus on the water drops and not the light on the phsyiogram. Now everything is set and in place. Turn out the lights.

With a pink light writer and the flashlight blinking, I spin the phsyio in an oval 
shape until the rotation slows down the cover the lens. Switch to the blue light writer and spin another oval phsyio in the opposite direction and then cover again. Last spin is done with the white light writer in a big circle. When the white light is complete I cover the lens and shut the flashlight off.

Remove the 32mm lens while the camera is still shooting and carefully replace it 
with the 200mm and Pringles can. Attach to the tripod and plug in the plasma, count 12 seconds, then close the shutter.

Check out more from Chris at http://www.thefloweroflight.com

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Light Painting Photography Contest Entries, February 2017

Here are the entries for the February 2017 Light Painting Photography Spirograph Contest! Everyone PLEASE VOTE in the comment section of this page to pick your top 3 images, the images all have a number in the title (EXAMPLE… IF ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES IS THE IMAGE TITLED “Light Painting Contest 08 February 2017″ THEN YOU SHOULD PUT THE NUMBER 8 AS ONE OF YOUR CHOICES). Please remember that the theme of this contest was Spirograph a.k.a. Physiogram! Voters that do not include 3 unique choices in their post will not be counted. In other words no 1,1,1, or 5,5,5, or 7,7,7,…..Please pick your three favorite IMAGES based on the image alone, thank you and enjoy. Voting ENDS February 28th.

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Light Painting Photography Contest Winner, December 2016

And the winner for the December 2016 Light Painting Photography Contest themed “Light Man” is… The incredibly talented group of 4 Light Painting Artist; Luis Kuziw, Leonardo López, Pablo Mielniczuk, and Pablo Piloni who collectively go by the name Elemental Light!

Elemental Light said this about the development of the winning image:

The development of this photograph came up from a phrase: “Even if we are opposites it doesn’t mean that we can‘t complement each other.” 
From this idea, we thought different possibilities to show this complement using the light and the technics that we already knew from light painting.
Our first idea included three light man and three mandalas/flowers, which two of those united. From this idea, made a sketch to agree with the photograph.

We went out shooting one night, with the help of 3 models, in an abandoned place. After several attempts we got the photo.

But when we returned home and saw it on the computer screen we realized that the result did not quite convinced us, so then we decided to change the type of scenario by one that refers more to nature and eliminate the lonely light man.
 It took us several tries but we got the photo we wanted.

To perform the flower/mandala form, we developed an tool made out of bicycle parts, which we called “Mandala Maker”

By placing lights on it, we can generate different patterns.

The Mandala Maker has already given us some good results in other works too.

With the help of two models that posed steady, we drew their shape using the “Freehand RGB Pencil” from “Herramientas lightpainting”, in a line that would end in the location of the led light of its corresponding color in the mandala maker. 
With a remote control we change the Freehand color and draw the other light man, we used complementary colors to express the idea.

Then we spin the Mandala Maker to form the flower/mandala shape … Once this was done, we removed the mandala maker and the models to illuminate the background.

Exif data: f/7.1 – 559s – ISO 100

To see more incredible work like this from Elemental Light check out their Facebook Page HERE and Instagram Page HERE!

For this inspiring work Elemental Light will receive a LPP prize pack filled with treasures from our sponsors below. Click here to see the current contest theme and find out how to enter to win your LPP prize pack!

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Light Painting Photography Contest Entries, December 2016

Here are the entries for the December 2016 Light Painting Photography Contest, Lightmen and women galore! Everyone PLEASE VOTE in the comment section of this page to pick your top 3 images, the images all have a number in the title (EXAMPLE… IF ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES IS THE IMAGE TITLED “Light Painting Contest 08 December 2016″ THEN YOU SHOULD PUT THE NUMBER 8 AS ONE OF YOUR CHOICES). Please remember that the theme of this contest was LightMan, meaning you the artist should have created some being with light in their image! Voters that do not include 3 unique choices in their post will not be counted. In other words no 1,1,1, or 5,5,5, or 7,7,7,…..Please pick your three favorite IMAGES based on the image alone, thank you and enjoy. Voting ENDS December 31st.

 

Light Painting Photography Contest Winner, October 2016

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And the winner for the October 2016 Light Painting Photography Contest themed “Light Writing” is… Olivier Fay for this excellent Light Painting with a simple and powerful message.

This winning image took three nights to create, with the help of Olivier’s girlfriend who was the very patient model in a tunnel along the Gardon river near the village of Comps in France.

How it was created:
Settings:
ISO 100, F8, and a total single exposure time of 947 seconds.

Olivier said “First, I illuminated the background. I used a light tube with plastic bags to put light behind the model and I also used a hot-white torchlight.”

“For the text I created it with a little green pencil LED light. The most difficult part was to write in the axis of the camera. To write the text in a legible way, it was necessary to space the letters in the background much more than those in foreground.”

“In order to keep the line, I used fishing line to guide the hand. Another challenge was to write backwards (left side). Then, I illuminated the walls and the water (a little in the front) with a hot-white torch.”

“Finally, I illuminated with a hot-white torch the tree branch I had put above the tunnel. You can see in the image that there was wind.”

About the text of the photo:
“Light painting is an incredible way to create images, I did not want to write something in connection with light. Everybody knows that it is great to play with light! Every light painter knows that light painting is fun.”

“I choose to write “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” because it’s a reality and I think the world needs to remember it!”

Check out more of Olivier’s light painting work on his website HERE and Facebook Page Here.

For this wonderful creation Olivier will receive a LPP prize pack filled with treasures from our sponsors below. Click here to see the current contest theme and find out how to enter to win your LPP prize pack!

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Light Painting Photography Contest Winner, July 2016

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And the winner for the March 2016 Light Painting Photography Contest is… Riders of Light for the excellent image above! This light painting is part of a series of creative images inspired by the character from the The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess video game.

To create the winning image Riders Of Light worked with cosplay model Ishere Lartnec and traveled to the ruins of Caudilla in the province of Toledo (Spain) for the perfect backdrop. The image was created using a Canon 6D, shot at F8, ISO 100, and an exposure time of 58 seconds. The Riders of Light said that they were also lucky “that some clouds accompanied us and helped compose our scene.”

Along with that little bit of luck I think it also took vision, and some real skill to pull off this wonderful image. Check out some of the other images from the series below and to see more work from the Riders Of Light check out their website HERE.

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Light Painting Photography Contest Entries, July 2016

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Here are the entries for the July 2016 Light Painting Photography Contest. Everyone PLEASE VOTE in the comment section of this page to pick your top 3 images, the images all have a number in the title (EXAMPLE… IF ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES IS THE IMAGE TITLED “Light Painting Contest 08 July 2016″ THEN YOU SHOULD PUT THE NUMBER 3 AS ONE OF YOUR CHOICES). Please remember that the theme of this contest was WINGS this could be light painted wings or light painting something with wings. Voters that do not include 3 unique choices in their post will not be counted. In other words no 1,1,1, or 5,5,5, or 7,7,7,…..Please pick your three favorite IMAGES based on the image alone, thank you.

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Light Painting Photography Contest Winner, May 2016

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And the winner for the March 2016 Light Painting Photography Contest is… Christina Salinas! Christina created the super cool winning image ⇧ above ⇧ using light stencils and a multitude of different light painting tools all in a single 196 second exposure. Christina is a Digital Photography teacher in northern California who loves to share light painting with her student, she will be donating all the new gear she receives in her prize package to her school and students! Here are all the steps Christina took to create the winning image:

Step #1: I created a (2) 8.5 x 11 black and white stencils with the Logo design (in yellow) & the Array in Red/orange
Step #2: I then made a light tight, exposure box to hold the stencil.
Step #3: I printed two copies of each stencil, placing them into a sheet protector and placing them on the exposure box, using straight pens to hold in place.
Step #4: Camera settings were set to ISO 100, F 14, Bulb Mode
Step #5: I used a cannon Speedlite flash and covered it with a yellow gel setting it to Manual, full power.
Step #6: I then locked my shutter with a cable release and exposed the Logo stencil using the flash &, and then switched the stencil to the array stencil. For this stencil, I used the Light Painting Brushes red & orange hooded gels exposing the edge of the array with red and orange in the middle.
Step #7: I then used the Godspeed lite blade along the edges of the stencil, moving every few inches around the stencil design.
Step #8: To finish the exposure, I raw processed the image and cropped to an 8×10.
This exposure lasted for 196 seconds.

To see more of Christina’s light painting work you can check out her LPWA profile HERE. For this fabulous creation Christina will receive a LPP prize pack filled with treasures from our sponsors below. Click here to see the current contest theme and find out how to enter to win your LPP prize pack!

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