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Paint with Light? well maybe!

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Old 03-02-2009, 02:27 PM
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Paint with Light? well maybe!

Thought of this while watching TV with the kids, an art prog.
Best done with a point and shoot I think.
Use manual settings, disable the flash, turn exposure up high.
Start moving the camera about in different directions.
Press the shutter button and keep pressed until the pic is taken.
Look at the results.

I tried this several times today below is one attempt.

Now what to use it for Backgrounds, textures????

How about if you post your effort along with what you did with it, no holds barred.

Still working on mine so will add it another time.

BTW I accept no responsibility if your other half catches you shaking their camera about, your on your own with that one.

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Old 03-02-2009, 03:45 PM
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Re: Paint with Light? well maybe!

Added my lil girl, taken during the last lot of snow we had a little while ago.
She was sliding down the hill on a tray, her brother commandeered the sled, (typical), but she really enjoyed herself.

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Old 03-02-2009, 04:29 PM
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Kewl picture Peter! Mighty pretty girl! Looks like she is in a tunnel or maybe even a worm hole!
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:12 AM
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Re: Paint with Light? well maybe!

As i wouldnt shake my camera around i thought i would do a background from yours Peter in two different colours i used the pst for this

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Old 03-03-2009, 03:22 PM
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Re: Paint with Light? well maybe!

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Thought of this while watching TV with the kids, an art prog.
Best done with a point and shoot I think.
Use manual settings, disable the flash, turn exposure up high.
Start moving the camera about in different directions.
Press the shutter button and keep pressed until the pic is taken.
Look at the results.

I tried this several times today below is one attempt.

Now what to use it for Backgrounds, textures????

How about if you post your effort along with what you did with it, no holds barred.

Still working on mine so will add it another time.

BTW I accept no responsibility if your other half catches you shaking their camera about, your on your own with that one.

Enjoy

Let me throw this in.

You can get a neat effect this way: Mount your camera on a low tripod & tilt it straight up. If you can, lock your shutter open...not sure if you can do this on digital cams or not....then using a small flashlight point the bulb end toward the camera lens. Tie it on a string above the camera so you can swing it. Turn off all room lights then start the flashlight swinging above the camera until you have as many streaks of light as you want. Close shutter. You should come out with nice oval shaped layers or rings with a black BG. Another trick is to put colored gel or plastic over the flashlight for colored rings.

Steve C.

Never tried it with digital, only film cameras.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:29 PM
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Re: Paint with Light? well maybe!

Steve

Couldn't one do that in PS with a tablet? Just skip the camera part......
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:06 AM
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Re: Paint with Light? well maybe!

Not the point is it. One can come up with an infinite amount of varied backgrounds.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:53 AM
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Re: Paint with Light? well maybe!

Peter - Great idea and nice results adding the young girl.

I just took the background, added texture mainly for the blown out area and simply played with it, utilizing several filter combinations for an abstract.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:29 PM
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Steve

Couldn't one do that in PS with a tablet? Just skip the camera part......
Not sure, as I don't use a tablet.

I have only seen results from the method I described and it's pretty neat.

BTW, I forgot to mention that you should stop the lens all the way down, f.16,32 or whatever.


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Old 03-04-2009, 01:32 PM
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Not the point is it. One can come up with an infinite amount of varied backgrounds.
...........and varied loop sizes and numbers of loops.

Steve C.
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