The winner of the Light Painting Photography Homemade Light Painting Tool and Image is Rod Evans for this ingenious Light Painting tool made up of hose clamps, tube guards and empty M&M containers! Incredible how a light painter can walk trough a store and see things differently… “I wonder what that would do if I shine a light through it”
Here is what Rod had to say about his winning image and the tool he created it with!
I captured this image at the pool in my backyard (in northern NSW, Australia). The spiral design was drawn completely by hand and is a shape that I have been working on for the last year or so. Most of my attempts at this shape are not worthy of publication but if I stick with it I usually end up getting at least one good shot from a shoot. When I saw this one on the back of the camera I really liked it as it has good symmetry and a nice reflection.
The tool I built is basically a red acrylic tube with a green M&M’s container taped on the end (I chose the red and green colours for one reason only….it was Christmas!!!). I purchased several coloured acrylic tubes from China recently and I love finding things to tape on the ends for light painting. Walking through the supermarket a while ago, I noticed the M&M’s containers (in four different colours) and thought they might look good with light shone through them, so I purchased them all, cut off the lids and put them to work. I’ve since done a few shoots using the containers and they all look great. The red tube is attached to the torch using a silicon grey-water adaptor that I bought from my local hardware store. I use butterfly hose clamps to secure the tube and torch in place. Torch used was a Nitecore P26. After creating the spiral shape I then walked over to the camera and painted in the trees with my headtorch. Check out more of Rod’s awesome Light Painting work on his Instagram Account HERE!
For this winning Image Rod will receive a prize package filled with light painting tools and treasures from our sponsors COAST Flashlights, Neon Flexible, 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! If you would like to enter the next Light Painting Photography contest click here for all the details.