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Incredible Painting with Light

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Old 12-07-2007, 10:02 AM
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wouldn't you catch motion from subject if the shutter was open? could someone explain this a little more in depth please? AMAZING images!

edit: my boss has thousands of slides taken 20+ years ago where he'd go into caves and shoot different formations with different color bulbs, durations, etc etc.. very cool and creative stuff.
Well, you see some movement around the images from people, but it's all about sitting very still in a comfortable position without moving a muscle
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:20 AM
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Re: Incredible Painting with Light

and flashing the subject as well as a long shutter speed. The flash freezes motion for an instant.
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:26 AM
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Re: Incredible Painting with Light

Painting with light from a photographers standpoint.

We used this technique to produce photos with either no shadows or with just certain areas that where visible while the rest of the photo was not.

Basically one sets the camera on a tripod, in a dark or very dimly lighted room, opens the shutter, then takes a light source and just illuminates the area(s) he wants to see on the final photograph. Remember that exposure is cumulative, if the camera can see no light, then no exposure is being made, then when you turn on a spot light or even a regular flash light and light up something the camera can see, then you get exposure where the light falls.

We did it a lot when photographing small machinery to eliminate all shadows. With some practice one could produce a photo that looked very good and had no hidden details.

We also did this for very large objects like buildings under construction. We would go out at night, set up the camera then walk around and "paint" the building with light but only those areas of the building that we wanted to see. One has to remember not to stand between the light source and the
camera while doing this or you will be in the photo!

The largest item that I ever did was a 1000 foot long aircraft carrier that was tied up to a pier. Had to do it twice, the first time we did it, we spent so much time that the tide changed and the ship moved during the exposure!

Give it a try, its fun to do and can produce some very nice stuff...
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:20 PM
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bulk means you choose how long the shutter times is...one click for open and one click for closing!

You mean "Bulb."
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Old 12-08-2007, 07:14 PM
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You mean "Bulb."
yeah! that is what I mean!
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:50 AM
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Re: Incredible Painting with Light

This picture reminds me of the early 90's when lightpainting dominating photography style. Back then there's a special fiberoptic light called Hosemaster and spinning turbofilter developed by photographer Aaron Jones that help you achieve this kind of look using 1 long exposure. Today witth photoshop life is a little easier to achieve the same look.
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Is that a long exposure?

Yes.That is a long exposure
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:07 PM
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Re: Incredible Painting with Light

that is super neat..
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:48 PM
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Re: Incredible Painting with Light

His work is very unique, I love it! It's great to see people with their own technique that really makes it their own.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:56 PM
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Re: Incredible Painting with Light

"B" for "Bulb" is a shutter speed setting on many older cameras. It means the shutter opens when the exposure button is pressed all the way down, and the shutter stays open until the exposure button is let go.

In still older cameras you also had a "T", for "Time", setting. You pressed and let go the exposure button and the shutter would open. And the shutter would stay open until the exposure button was pressed and let go a second time.

"T" was exclusively used with a wire release, for extremely long exposures, like 30 seconds and longer (redshift!).

"T" was ideal for "painting with light": when, for instance, shooting a church interior with camera on tripod, and one flashgun. With "T" the photographer can afford to leave the camera (with shutter open), and walk around the pitch-black church firing the flashgun at regular intervals, then return to the camera to close the shutter.

With just "B" you need at least 2 people to 'paint' that church with light: one to press and hold the shutter, while the other does the walking and flashing around.

With neither "B", nor "T", we're relegated to setting as many seconds as the camera's software allows, and trying to fit the actual "painting with light" into that scant time slot....

Some things were better in the old days!

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