The winners for the Light Painting Photography ORB contest is the Light Painting Dynamic Duo of Lena and Madlen a.k.a. “Charisma Meets Light” for the fantastic image above that took nearly 25 minutes to create! Here is what Lena had to say about their winning creation!
I started with light painting in 2018 and Madlen came on board one year later. We are two light painting artists from Saarland, Germany. We both enjoy and have great enthusiasm for long single exposure photography, painting with light at night, using creative ideas and various tools! Because we share the same passions we in 2019 we formed the project CHARISMA MEETS LIGHT.
We created this image in an abandoned location in France. I had the idea to put two big orbs on a leash as if they were two dogs. We didn’t have a backlight scanner, but luckily we found an old petrol canister in the hall that we placed a Wowtac flashlight behind the model Madlen that worked for the backlight.
Madlen was both a light painter and a model for this image, she created the orb on the left with neon tube cover! I created the other orb on the right side and I drew the dog leashes with sparklers. Finally, we illuminated the hall. Altogether we needed 25 minutes to complete the photo at the second attempt.
We stayed in the hall all night. The hall was dusty and we wanted to protect the lens using the lens cap. The funny thing was that for the first attempt we forgot to remove the lens cap on the camera and almost wanted to break it off, but our motivation was stronger!
For this winning image Lena and Madlen will receive a prize package filled with light painting tools and treasures from our sponsors COAST Flashlights, Rosco and Light Painting Brushes ! Please support these awesome companies that support our light painting art from, without them this contest series would not be possible!