Light painting with tubes is a popular technique and it lets you create all sorts of interesting shapes. But if you want to make this shape a circle, it can be a challenge to get it right and to make it perfect. But Eric Paré and his partner Kim Henry will help you with that. In this video, they share and demonstrate some techniques that will help you light-paint perfect circles in your images.
If you follow Eric Paré’s work, you know him for stunning light painting photos. He uses all sorts of tubes to paint with light, but this time, he had to improvise. He and his girlfriend Kim Henry created a dress, jewelry and a tube for the shoot using only stuff they found in a hotel room. Some paper, a shower curtain, and a towel did a trick – and they ended up with pretty cool shots.
If you are into light painting, you know that light tubes can create plenty of stunning effects. There are a few ways to make your own light tubes, and in this video, you’ll see a really cheap, yet effective one. Eric Paré and Kim Henry bring their passion for food and light painting together and create a glowing tube out of cake collar. It’s cheap, super-easy to make, and all the materials are available pretty much everywhere. So, let’s get to it.
Here’s a cool trick that my friend Amr Tahtawi showed me a while ago and that I keep using for my light-painting pictures.
As usual, I do a series of quick light-painting pictures with Kim Henry at blue hour (to get the nice background). Most of them are lit in one second. These are created using tubeguards.
If you thought that you need big guns and a huge budget to create inspiring art, think again. Photographer and dancer duo Kim Henry & Eric Paré (previously), show that you can create absolutely stunning art using cheap equipment and a lot of dedication.
We shared Eric’s tube guard light painting technique before, but we had no idea that Eric was working on a short showing how he and Kim travel the world and using this simple method to create art in various interesting places.
Here is an interesting problem to have. What would you do if you wanna shoot in the middle of the desert, but don’t have any sand bags available? Photographer and Light painter Eric Pare (previously) had just this problem when he was shooting in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Yes, that thing made out of sand. Having no access to sandbag in the middle of the desert, Eric simply buried his 3LT Keith tripod in the sand. Kinda like having the entire desert as one huge sand bag. The results are totally worth it: