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!