Light Painting is Magic and in this Light Painting Video Tutorial Jason D. Page shows How To Write With Light using tools from Light Painting Brushes. This is a Light Painting Tutorial with the beginning light painter in mind, however there are still a few good tips in there for the more experienced Light Painting Artist as well. Check out the video and images below! Enjoy.
I have just finished up a new light painting tutorial showing How To Light Paint Flowers using tools from Light Painting Brushes! I am really excited to share this new technique with everyone and I can’t wait to see the images people create using it! Hope you all Enjoy!
Light Painting Photographer Chris Bauer has created a new light painting video tutorial showing how he creates his series of Abominable Snowmen using the new Unicorn Plexiglass from Light Painting Brushes! Check out the images and video below! Enjoy.
The setting used in the light painting tutorial are:
Shooting on BULB mode, the exposure times vary from 3-8minutes for the images created in this tutorial.
The tools used in this light painting tutorial are available from:
Make sure to follow and tag chris in your image that you create using this light painting technique here:
Here is a new tutorial I (Jason D. Page) created showing how to make a ghost using the Light Whip from Light Painting Brushes. Enjoy.
Pala Teth is one of my personal favorite light painting artist. His use of color and symmetry come together to make extraordinary images. Not only does Pala use design and color exceptionally well, his images also provoke your imagination. Pala’s singularity series is one in particular that stands out when it comes to making you wonder what the hell is going on here. I am not just talking about the story behind the image but this series also leaves us light painters wondering how did Pala achieve this effect all in a single exposure? Well thankfully Pala is also open to sharing and he created a great light painting video tutorial showing us the magic behind the Singularity series! Enjoy:
Here is a new video tutorial from Jason Rinehart showing how to create his signature Spirals. This is a pretty easy technique that creates a really cool result, just don’t do it on the side of a cliff because your gonna get dizzy… If you give it a try make sure to tag Jason @hartlight so he can see check out your images! Enjoy.
I am supposed to be taking a break from blogging for a little bit but this was to inspiring not to share… Gunnar Heilmann a member of the Light Painting Group Aurora Movement has been creating some really cool light painting portraits recently using black fiber optics! He was getting a lot of people asking how the heck are you getting these results so Gunnar was cool enough to make a video tutorial showing us all who to do it! Check out the short video tutorial and some of these awesome images below!
If you are not following the Light Painting Photography of Maria Saggese you are missing out on some incredible and inspiring work. One particular style of Light Painting Maria has become know for her beautiful work with Fiber Optics creating images that are instantly recognizable as her own! I asked Maria if she would share some tips about these awesome works of art and she went far beyond that providing a full tutorial to share! Read on below for the tutorial and if you find it inspiring as I know you will, please make sure to tag #MariaSaggese when posting any images on social media you create using this technique so Maria can see what you are creating!
Light Painting Fiber Optic Tutorial by Maria Saggese
In this tutorial I am going to explain how to create beautiful silhouettes with fiber optic using Light Painting Brushes system. I will explain how I set up my camera and I will share my technique to create double silhouettes in the same frame. I will also share how to obtain an overlapping effect and a double exposure “evanescence” effect all during a single long exposure photograph!
Camera with bulb mode (or Long Exposure)
Tripod Remote or Cable Shutter Release
Fiber Optics + Universal Connector
Torch or Flashlight RGB Flashlight
or LED Flashlight with Colored gels
The tools that I use are the Light Painting Brushes Fiber Optics: There are two versions of the fiber optics a Black & White they both attach to just about any flashlight using the Universal Connector.
To change fiber’s colors I use a Led Lenser P7QC flashlight with 4 colors or the 10 color “Color Shine RGB Flashlight”. You can also customize the color’s fiber by placing some colored gels over any torch you attach to the fiber optics using the Universal Connector.
Set up is simple – just the camera on a tripod focused on the area where my model is.
To focus I turn on the studio lights, focus on the model with the focal length that I am going to use in my picture then I turn off the studio lights. After focusing with the lights on I switch the camera’s focus to manual focus, this will make sure the camera will remain in focus when the lights are off and starting the exposure.
The camera settings that normally I use are:
ISO ranging from 200-400
White Balance: Daylight
After starting the exposure, I go behind the model, I turn on my flashlight moving the tips of fiber with a slight movement to outline the figure as a “cloud” or an aura. Starting from the model’s face I slowly outline all parts of the body all the way down to the feet. The most important thing is not to paint with the fibers behind the same area several times, otherwise you will not have a defined silhouette.
To get more cloudy or smoky effect I increase the speed of painting with fiber even light painting in front of the model as seen in the image below.
How to create double silhouette
During the same exposure, I first create a silhouette using the techniques described above with one color using the fibers, then I turn off my torch. The model has to move to a new position to reflect on the opposite side. I choose a different color (or the same) to create a second silhouette that will overlap with the first one created.
To create my double exposure effect I first create my silhouette and then I turn off my torch. Then without a model in the scene I illuminate the background or, in this case, the bed, to obtain an overlapping and “evanescence” effect during the same exposure.
Settings for this image: 54 Second Exposure, F/13, ISO 400. Created using the Black Fiber Optic.
White or Black Fiber?
Personally I love the white one, because the fiber is completely illuminated and not just the tips, with this I get a more nuanced effect, while the black one has a more contrasted and “Scratched” effect. The result is a little bit different for each tool so you can try both and choose your favorite effect.
Settings for this image: 35 Second Exposure, F/13, ISO 200. Created using the White Fiber Optic.
If you try this technique please share your work on Facebook and Instagram using the hastag #mariasaggese
Light Painting Tutorial, How To Light Paint a Light Man
In this Light Painting Photography tutorial Jason D. Page shows how to create a Light Man, or Woman, using a simple technique and tools from the Light Painting Brushes system. This is a technique that can be done when shooting alone or you can use a model to make it even easier. By simply tracing yourself or your model with light during a long exposure photograph you will leave a illuminated light being imprinted on your film or cameras sensor. An easy technique to help create extraordinary images!
This light painting photography tutorial shows how to create a light painting spirograph or physiograms using tools from the Light Painting Brushes system. Spirograph are complex looking light painting that are really easy to create. This is a great project for people just starting out with light painting, also a excellent project for teachers that are interested in sharing the light painting art form with their students. Spirographs are fun and easy to make.
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