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Photographer

digital Artform

Posts: 49326

Los Angeles, California, US

Apr 07 08 02:44 am Link

Photographer

digital Artform

Posts: 49326

Los Angeles, California, US

Apr 07 08 02:46 am Link

Model

Abby Elizabeth

Posts: 16

Ew, windows!
Linux ftw!

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Awesome picture. Looooove painting with light shots, and that color is pretty sweet.

Apr 07 08 02:46 am Link

Photographer

digital Artform

Posts: 49326

Los Angeles, California, US

Anyone try this in a model shoot?

Apr 07 08 02:46 am Link

Apr 07 08 02:50 am Link

Photographer

studio kgm inc

Posts: 727

Nashville, Tennessee, US

http://tropist.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/picasso2.jpg
this picture of picasso is one of my all time favorite pics.

Apr 07 08 02:50 am Link

Photographer

digital Artform

Posts: 49326

Los Angeles, California, US

that's a good one.

the technique is enjoying a resurgence right now since Sprint (i think?) is using it in theit TV ads

Apr 07 08 02:52 am Link

Model

Abby Elizabeth

Posts: 16

digital Artform wrote:
Anyone try this in a model shoot?

I have experimented with painting w/ light before, but I don't have any pics on MM from it.
here's one of my experiments though, from almost 3 years ago on my ghetto Kodak camera when I knew next-to-NOTHING about photography:
http://i30.tinypic.com/r1mlts.jpg
I really want to try it again, though.

Edit: Just realized I'm signed in on my model port, whoops!

Apr 07 08 02:54 am Link

Photographer

Scott Aitken

Posts: 3587

Seattle, Washington, US

Light painting is my specialty. Fun!

http://www.scottpix.com/art/paintwl/4072b.jpg

Apr 07 08 03:06 am Link

Photographer

digital Artform

Posts: 49326

Los Angeles, California, US

Scott Aitken wrote:
Light painting is my specialty.

That's for sure smile

Apr 07 08 03:08 am Link

Photographer

KevinMichaelReed

Posts: 1554

New York, New York, US

studio kgm inc wrote:
this picture of picasso is one of my all time favorite pics.

I tried something like it with an in-studio shoot for a band (not so pretty band).  This is what it looked like straight out of the camera... We never used it (and I'm glad cause I hate it) so I don't have a retouched version.

http://marketing.kevinreed.com/20070923-001-001-0217.jpg
Exposure was 24 Seconds @ f/20. I popped the strobes at the end of the capture using a pocket wizard.

BTW, the name of the band is "The Bad Apples".

Apr 07 08 03:14 am Link

Photographer

Gary Davis

Posts: 1733

San Diego, California, US

Not "graffiti" style, but my current avatar picture was done with light painting.

edit: well, I changed my avatar, so here's the light painting photo:
http://img9.modelmayhem.com/070709/20/4692e771ced0c_m.jpg

Apr 07 08 04:34 am Link

Photographer

Dogbone Alt-Process

Posts: 1016

SPARKS GLENCOE, Maryland, US

A couple of light paint samples in my portfolio, all 18+, so no photos here. :-(

I did an accordion book of alt-process prints using IR film and light painting a few years ago. Lots of work but also lots of fun.

http://www.dgbn.com/mica_alt04/  (18+)

Plans in the works for some outdoor light painting fun this summer.

Apr 07 08 08:17 am Link

Photographer

Soft Light

Posts: 1787

Miami, Florida, US

But aren't we all painting with light as photographers?

smile

Apr 07 08 08:22 am Link

Photographer

J C KUNSTFOTOGRAFIE

Posts: 2691

Los Angeles, California, US

digital Artform wrote:
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He's lucky he didn't fry his hard drive!

Apr 07 08 08:23 am Link

Photographer

ride5000

Posts: 112

Lincoln, Rhode Island, US

digital Artform wrote:
more info
http://tesladownunder.com/Hi%20volt%20antivirus.htm

what a great site in general!  nice link.

-ken

Apr 07 08 11:11 am Link

Photographer

David Weiss

Posts: 7130

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, US

I know Peter well from The Tesla Coil Mailing List.

http://img6.modelmayhem.com/070307/14/45ef14ca8c6d0_m.jpg

Apr 07 08 11:17 am Link

Photographer

Le Beck Photography

Posts: 4114

Los Angeles, California, US

digital Artform wrote:
that's a good one.

the technique is enjoying a resurgence right now since Sprint (i think?) is using it in theit TV ads

Didn't TCM use it about five years ago, or was it longer, in their promos for featured directors and actors?

Apr 07 08 11:28 am Link

Photographer

Billy Monday

Posts: 2745

Frederick, Maryland, US

I love light painting, and have tried many sources but not a tesla coil! Cool!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/071018/09/471762c4dfc6e_m.jpg

Apr 07 08 11:37 am Link

Photographer

scott rambin

Posts: 134

Memphis, Tennessee, US

http://modelmayhm-5.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/080212/13/47b1e9dd0d812.jpg
this was my first and only attempt so far at light painting

Apr 07 08 11:48 am Link

Photographer

NASA_NATE

Posts: 289

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Scott Aitken wrote:
Light painting is my specialty. Fun!

http://www.scottpix.com/art/paintwl/4072b.jpg

Beond belief!  GREAT work!!

Apr 07 08 12:46 pm Link

Photographer

Sean SF

Posts: 537

Saratoga, California, US

I've done light painting in the past, but nothing I created was worth saving. This thread is motivating me make some attempts again though.

Apr 07 08 01:02 pm Link

Photographer

Click Hamilton

Posts: 36555

San Diego, California, US

I like the opening post - clever idea.

A lot of work for one picture.


I wonder if that concept might benefit from a small second curtain fill flash to clean up the grain on the guy in the chair?

Apr 07 08 01:05 pm Link

Photographer

photo564

Posts: 356

Arlington, Indiana, US

I play with light painting some. I have found that film works better with the long exposures. Digital seems to get noisy with long exposure. All 18+

http://www.pbase.com/tk6968/image/91903855

http://www.pbase.com/tk6968/image/89276973

http://www.pbase.com/tk6968/image/89276972

http://www.pbase.com/tk6968/image/71266569

Apr 09 08 02:48 am Link

Photographer

Ben Levis Photography

Posts: 1316

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Apr 09 08 04:17 am Link

Photographer

PHC LLC

Posts: 383

Long Branch, New Jersey, US

http://phcdesigns.com/imgMonthly/images2008/_DSC0179e_placido.jpg

Apr 09 08 11:33 am Link

Photographer

PHC LLC

Posts: 383

Long Branch, New Jersey, US

digital Artform wrote:
Anyone try this in a model shoot?

Been thinking about it but havn't done it yet. I'll post it when I get it done. Now that i know someone is interested maybe I'll get to it sooner, right after i finish the taxes, etc, etc.

Apr 09 08 11:40 am Link

Photographer

Gregg Zaun

Posts: 1084

San Diego, California, US

PHC LLC wrote:
http://phcdesigns.com/imgMonthly/images2008/_DSC0179e_placido.jpg

that's a killer shot.

Apr 09 08 12:43 pm Link

Photographer

Sean SF

Posts: 537

Saratoga, California, US

can someone explain how this one is possible? was there a low-power flash used to capture the people? i don't see how else it could have been done without blurring the people.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1388/624721213_c9c4fa0cf0.jpg

Apr 09 08 01:31 pm Link