Photographer Jason D. Page recently shared with us some of amazing light painting portraits he created along with his team. Photographing people this way can be quite a challenge, especially if you want to create the shots in one take. As you can imagine, keeping the subject sharp is pretty difficult when you’re shooting in the pitch-black environment. In this video, Jason shares his techniques which will help you to keep the subject sharp and nail focus every time when shooting light painting portraits.
Light painting gives you plenty of possibilities to create colorful and trippy images. The team behind Wango Tango Music Festival wanted photos like this for its performers, so they invited Jason D. Page to help them turn their idea into reality. They had to work fast and managed to take 50 celebrity light painting portraits – each of them in a single take! Jason has shared some of these photos with us, along with the backstory of how they were made.
Light painting is one of those areas of photography that keeps surprising me. There’s always new tools and new techniques coming out that that make me wish I had the time or patience to learn how to do it myself. But for those that work at it, it looks well worth the effort, as these images from Jason D. Page go to show.
Jason has developed a technique using the Light Whip to make “ghosts”. Yes, that’s right, ghosts. They look pretty awesome, and he’s put together a tutorial showing you how he makes them so that you can have a go for yourself.
Light painting is a fascinating technique that’s evolved over the last few years from the humble flashlight into an elaborate array of tools, gadgets, gizmos, and even apps, with ever more wild and creative results being produced on a daily basis.
4 years ago Jason D. Page set out to create a Light Painting series called Electric Universe. The idea was to shoot lightning storms and then Light Paint stars
and planets into the image creating a lightning filled universe all on one single frame of film. As the project progressed Jason’s idea for a whole series quickly turned into a quest to just get one good image. Obviously doing this on film, while needing a good lighting photo as a base is not trivial and Jason never imagined how difficult it would be.
That last photo though Is one that Jason is proud of and and he sent it over to share with DIYP readership.
Photographer Jason D. Page (previous) created the Icons series, where he photographed, or actually light painted a series of icons. Each icon was cut into a stencil and then was light painted in 5 similar (but not exact) variation. The results, including icons like Bill Clinton, John Lennon, James Dean, Merlin Monroe and a few others are quite trippy.[Read More…]
Here at DIYP we are always for some awesome light painting. Jason D. Page definitely answers to this definition.
Ina short teaser for his upcoming documentary, Jason shows some great light painting photographs and behind the scenes of how they were made, along with his concept of Light painting:
“Calling light painting a photographic technique, would be the same thing as calling painting a canvas technique or calling drawing a sketch pad technique. Light painting is its own art form“. The movie and some more awesome light paintings after the jump.[Read More…]