For those of you who love light painting, this could be really up your alley. There are lots of cheap led wands out there, but that's the problem. They're cheap. I have to rebuy the 10 dollar ones every year or so, and the batteries crap out quickly too. Recently I saw this super cool... Continue Reading →
Super Easy Light Painting Toy
These are called "throwies" because you can attach them to anything metal...though I have used them with an extra magnet and stuck them to my clothes too! :) (click on the title above to open the full post and see the embedded video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAIxSm0v0Xs
Perfection (through trial and error and cheap gadgets)
Light painting is cool. Orbs are cooler, and a perfect orb is the coolest. Using whatever tools you want (physical tools, NOT photoshop that is) make me an awesome orb. A perfect orb will get you partial extra credit. The best (per class) most totally awesome and complex orb will get the MOST extra credit...
Tips on Night Photography…part 2
In order to make light paintings, longer exposures are used to record the movement of the light. Since this is done in dim areas, if the person painting with light wears dark clothes and moves continuously, they are usually not recorded in a photograph because light doesn't fall on them in any one spot long enough to...
Night Photos: light wands, stencils, etc.
First, there might be some talking in this first video, but the end result is awesome, and gives you a really good idea how to plan and put together a well orchestrated night photo. I have a ton of posts here about night photography. Just do a search for "night" and you'll see a lot... Continue Reading →
Extra Credit Post!
First, lemme say that the video link I added is also on my vimeo account (mentioned in last post). It's long. The guy talks too much, but you can skip a bit of it to get to how he creates his globes; he creates a serious set up, not just spinning a string like I... Continue Reading →