Painting with light: Have a go!

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  1. BeyondMegapixels

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    I recently did a blog post on painting with light and I was wondering if anyone here had given this type of photography a go and could give me samples of their work. I'm just curious as to what other people have done in this area.

    You can have a look at the post below for creating your own images and such.

    Painting with light! | Beyond Megapixels
     
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    wow!!! i read this in a photography magazine and have been looking and waiting for a chance to do this. after i read the artice i went out and played with a flashlight to see what i could do in my yard and found nothing but i did play around and tried to do some dumb things just to see what they would look like. i will post them in a minute(have to upload to facebook or something). i cant wait to do this for real though. i saw some awesome looking pictures done by using flashlighs and putting your camera on a long exposure or bulb.
     
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    i know these are stupid but i was just out testing what it would look like, how easy it was, settings, etc. i think the third one would of looked cool if there was someone in the light beam like they were being beamed up be a spaceship. might have to try that.

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    Thanks for sharing your blog. It just so happens that I am getting into light painting and I love it. I havent given it much practice though. Anyway, maybe I will practice a bit, and see what I can come up with (for now, here's my 'sig' I shot last week).

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    i notice you guys are using colored light and putting it in the pictures. currently I'm going to be trying something different. I'm going to be using flashlights some with colored lenses to light up trees and other types of landscapes. it really puts a cool twist on your photos if you can find a good arrangement. I'm gonna look for something to link to show what i want to do. i know the photos i posted above look boring but when you find an better more interesting object at night you can "paint" only certain things you want to stand out with a flashlight and it looks awesome.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/dogeatdog5/Joshua_Burning_by_dogeatdog5.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/dogeatdog5/Midnight_Sequoia_by_dogeatdog5.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/dogeatdog5/Secret_Places_II_by_dogeatdog5.jpg

    hell here is the page with a bunch
    http://www.diyphotography.net/painting_with_light
     
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    Yeah, and that's what I am hoping to do as well. I think the "light writing" thing is a little tacky, and that's why I want to get out this weekend and see what I can do. Thanks for sharing the examples :thumbup:
     
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    Our local flickr group just had a meet with exactly this theme. It was a heck of a lot of fun trying to remember that an s backwards still is an s. I wrote my name incorrectly about 10 times.

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    what are you guys doing to get the different colors....different laser pointers or flashlights or just like translucent colored paper over the light?
     
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    yup, colored gels!

    my favorite light paintings are by troy paiva lostamerica.com
     
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    LEDs attached to 9V batteries.
     
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    Carefully!

    Most LED's will need a resistor if you are going to power them from a 9v battery.
     
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    Very true. I shouldn't have said it was that basic. It was actually a constant current source made from about $1.50 worth of spare parts. But yes you can't just hook an LED to a battery.

    For those who do want to try you need an LED a battery and a resistor, the actual electrical engineering then is easy. Here's an awesome instructable: LEDs for Beginners

    LEDs come in every colour most recently including pink, and come in a white, IR, and UV varieties too. This is also an awesome project to give to any 4 year old in an attempt to impress and convince them to become a high earning senior electrical engineer in the future so they may support you in your old age :)
     

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