Sunday, July 15, 2012

Light Painting - Fun Photography Anywhere It's Dark

Light Painting by emptysensor at
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Poster emptysensor posted a couple of shots he made with "light painting." Light painting involves opening the camera shutter for a long exposure (25-30 seconds in this case) in a dark area, then using a light source to paint any picture you like. emptysensor used a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and Lumix 7-14mm f4 zoom.
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My favorite light painting image ever was Pablo Picasso, drawing a centaur, in 1949.
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I have done some light painting of my own. I have not spent the time to perfect it, but can see that I could really develop a nice project around it.
Here's a fun little example, where Darth Vader agreed to light the candles on my daughter's birthday cake. He's nice that way.
Happy 10th Birthday, from Darth, by Reed A. George
So, if it's as hot where you are as it is here, don't despair. Grab a flashlight, pull the shades, and get to work!