Painting with light - Experimental

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  1. RyanMTaylor

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    So these shots aren't exactly perfectly composed but I wanted to see if you guys could give me any ideas that you get that spark from these photos.

    In each of them I hit my shutter release switch and ran up with a halogen flashlight and tried different methods of "painting" it on the subject. Not sure where the idea came from but I'm new to this whole photography thing and I wanted to try something really new.

    Word to the wise: It's exhausting hahah. Anyways, here goes nothing. Don't be gentle by any means but also keep in mind that they are all very experimental. The main purpose I am posting these is so that people can get ideas for trying something new(myself included).

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]and this one is really terrible for me but I had to use it because my face is in it and it looks SUPER creepy. hah
     
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    The first one is pretty interesting, nice work. The third is definitely a bit creepy with the floating face. The second doesn't do much for me, it's not nearly noticeable enough, the first would be my choice.
     
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    Thanks. :) I actually don't think any of them are too great. It's just kinda the idea that I wanted to expand upon and see if we can come up with some ideas that are a little more interesting or at least make some sense, compositionally(sp?).
     
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    My brother does a lot of this kind of pictures. I'll see if I can snag some from him to show you. It's fun to mess with pics like that. I did one about a month ago with three ghost images of myself. It is a lot of work to perfect though, since exposures can be quite long. I'm still playing with it myself.
     
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    Rock on. I'd love to see them.
     
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    Ok, here's a few I've dug up. They are some of his older ones, but still kinda cool.
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    And the one I took. . .
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  7. RyanMTaylor

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    Really cool stuff! Thanks for sharing. :)
     
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    i've messed around with light painting before. it's pretty fun

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    Awesome. I like that a lot. The gears are turning already. :) Is light painting actually what people call it? I just kinda called it that because that's what it looks like.
     
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    Here are a few I did. The first two from a series I shot about the true nature of disney characters. And the last was just for poops and giggles. None of them are great, just found them interesting...

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  11. RyanMTaylor

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    Cool stuff again. I really like your sig quote too. One of my faves. However you may want to check back at your spelling. I believe it's "Einstein". :)
     
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    Sorry, but why don't you show up in the picture (i.e.: the first one)? Since you ran over there and painted with the flashlight, shouldn't some portion show up in the picture?

    - Alex
     

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