In this light painting video tutorial Chanette Manso shows us how she uses the 3 Foot Sparkle Fiber Optic From Light Painting Brushes to create Lilies made of Light! Check out the tutorial video and images below Chanette has created using this light painting technique. You can make these lilies anywhere even on the rooftops of New York City! You can see more of Chanette’s work on her Instagram Here and if you want to learn more about light painting in NYC make sure to check out Light Painting New York HERE.
Here are the submissions for this months Light Painting Photography Contest! The theme of this Light Painting contest was to create spiral out of light, obviously there are very different interpretations of what a spiral can mean… The theme of this contest was based on the Spiral Light Painting Tutorial by Jason Rinehart.
Everyone PLEASE VOTE in the comment section of this page to pick your top 3 favorite images, ONLY VOTE ONE TIME. The images all have a number in the title (EXAMPLE… IF ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES IS THE IMAGE TITLED “Light Painting Contest February 2019 01″ THEN YOU SHOULD PUT THE NUMBER 01 AS ONE OF YOUR CHOICES). Voters must include 3 unique choices for your votes 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, the voting will end March 1st at Midnight Eastern Standard Time, Enjoy.
This light painting photography contest series is sponsored by the coolest damn companies on earth COAST Flashlights, Neon Flexible, LED Flexible,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!
Light Painting Photographer Dee Light specializes in a form of light drawing known as Light Calligraphy. I had the pleasure of meeting and shooting with Dee about a year ago and to see him create is work in real life is something special. His movements are smooth and elegant and I was really impressed with his general spacial awareness and the way he moved his lights through the air. Dee has created a nice video tutorial showing how he creates his Light Calligraphy along with some help from fellow Light Painting Artist Chanette Manso, check it out below!
A new website created by Light Painting Artist Dan Chick and Gunnar Heilmann has just been released to the world! The website LightPainters.com is all about connecting Light Painting Artist with each other along with various other opportunities! One of my favorite features of the website is the interactive map showing where other artists are located, everywhere in the world! This is such a great feature for a traveling artist that is looking to collaborate away from home!
There has been a massive amount of work that has gone into building this website for the community so please go to LightPainters.com create your profile, check out all the awesome features and don’t forget to throw Dan and Gunnar a Thank You for all the countless hours that went into building this for our community!
Light Painting Photographer Kirk Edwards recently shared a pretty cool Light Painting project called “Cooking Up Something Light” These images were pretty unique and not something I had seen before so I reached out to Kirk to find out a little bit more!
Hey Kirk I recently saw your images from Cooking up something Light! Those are really cool can you tell me a little bit more about these images where did this idea come from?
Thanks, Jason! While I can’t remember the exact “Aha!” moment that made me think to try putting lights on a Kitchen Aid attachment, I can tell you that ever since this little parasite called light painting took hold of my brain I find my self constantly playing the “what if” game. You know the “what if” game, right? For example, you’re cleaning your kid’s room and come across one of their light up toys and you think “Hmmm.. what if I take that twelve dollar Star Wars light saber and wave it behind a model on a Lyra ring? That might be really cool?” Then you try it and the result is even better than you had imagined. Next thing you know you’re stealing every toy from your kid that has a light on it and writing it off as photography gear.
Back to the Kitchen Aid, I’ve always liked spirographs ever since I watched your How-To video a couple years ago, and I’ve done my fair share of them over the years. But I think it’s important to progress as an artist and to try to avoid doing the same thing over and over. So the Kitchen Aid idea was just another “what if” moment applied to an old concept. Really love how they turned out.
They are really cool and YES I know the What If game very well, lol… It looks like a holiday light string, is that what you used to create these images?
Yes, they are called “Fairy Lights” on Amazon. They are basically a group of tiny LEDs on a bendable copper wire. Super affordable and very versatile.
How did you get the lights to stay on the Mixer?
For the paddle attachment, once I decided where I wanted the lights the go I just used small pieces of gaffers tape to hold them in place. Then I bundled up the extra length along with the power supply and taped them somewhere out of the way, making sure to conceal any extra lights. Same for the dough hook.
Did you modify the mixer at all to get it to work?
No modifications were needed this time around. But I’ve already got a whole slew of “what if’s” swirling around for next time.
Oh I bet you do! Are you planning on creating more images like these and expanding the series?
The feedback from these has been so positive that I am already planning on creating a series of additional images to accompany these. So stay tuned;)
Where can we see more of your work and stay tunned?
All of my work can be seen on my Instagram @_kirkae. Website coming soon.
Great man, thank you for tanking the time to share these images! I am sure they will inspire some other creatives to tape lights to their kitchen appliances!