Canon UK recently got under fire for not crediting the photographer on social media. Light Painter Phill Fisher claims that he came up with the entire concept for the photo and even did some shooting for the campaign. But Canon didn’t acknowledge his contribution, which made the community angry and caused an avalanche of negative comments on Facebook.
With light painting, the options for creating artwork are virtually endless. But have you ever considered adding Polaroid to the equation? It’s another interesting way of creating light paintings, and you’ll get some unique film images that we don’t see so often on instant film. In this great video tutorial, Jason D. Page will show you how to do it and give you some of his examples of Polaroid light painting portraits.
I saw a post from a fellow light painter that grabbed my attention. It implanted itself into my brain and I haven’t been able to let go of it. He pondered “We know that by looking at painters brush strokes how they were feeling at a certain time. In light painting, we “paint” with light. I would be curious to see if emotion could be shown in the brush strokes of light painting too.”
My response was that I don’t think you could necessarily capture individual strokes of light and not that much detail from the light itself. But from someone with experience with Light Painting, you can most definitely factor in different variations of speed used and flow for sure, from one’s understanding about light painting just from looking at an image.
First, it’s not a real skull, don’t worry. But Jason D. Page over at Light Painting Brushes did manage to find a good looking one at his local Home Depot. With Halloween coming up, he thought what better than to light paint to create a spooky Halloween image?
Naturally, Jason made a video showing us how he made the image, and how we can make one for ourselves. In the video, Jason walks you through his process, the gear, the final technique and the timing for the long exposure shots.
As long as you have your camera and some lights, you can never be bored. There are countless images you can create with light painting, and the only limit is your imagination. But if you need some inspiration to get you started, Jason D. Page has an awesome tutorial for you. In this video, he creates a photo of a “time traveler.” All he uses are a few simple props and some lights, and it’s all done in-camera.
Light painting is something we truly love here at DIYP. It’s also an ideal pastime now that travels and social activities are limited. Grab your camera, tripod, and lights – and you don’t have to leave your home to great magical, dreamy, even surreal scenes.
In this video, Jason D. Page has a great tutorial for you. He shows you how to create a dreamy sailboat scene entirely in-camera. The end results look like paintings, and in a way, they are: after all, they were painted with light.
RECENTLY: I’m in the United States, and we’re not allowed to enter most other countries because we did a horrible job with a global virus.
TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO: “Hey Frodo, I think we should collaborate on a project where you’re in Spain and I’m in the USA and we make an art piece together”
TONIGHT: Hmmmm, I can do the thing with Frodo and I’ll be able to team up with a light painter from another country. Let’s finally do it!!
Before we jump into this blog post if you haven’t already read how I do drone light paintings horizontally in the sky be sure to check this out here. If you have done that already (or don’t wanna read something else) get ready to have your socks knocked off because we are flipping them into vertical space and animating our light paintings all with stop motion.
Have you ever had the feeling that you predicted the future by something you’d photographed? With this light painting image, it seems like Jason D. Page knew something before the rest of us. He took this photo as a single frame, using different tools from Light Painting Brushes. He recently published it and noted that it looks a lot like coronavirus. The funny thing is that it wasn’t inspired by the current situation – it was taken two years before it!