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 Post subject: Light painting
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:24 pm 
Has anyone got any advice on light painting?

i found this picture
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=light+ ... MAQ&zoom=1

on google images, the concept of it seems really cool and i wondered how the glass actually shows up in the picture, i thought you would only be able to see the light trails and not the actual glass?

also with this picture how does the man show so clear
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=light+ ... MAQ&zoom=1

am i missing something? or have the pictures just been edited somehow? can anyone help please?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:43 pm 
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When you're taking a shot with flash you are controlling two exposures at the same time - ambient and flash

The flash is lighting the glass in shot 1 and the man in shot 2

A slow shutter speed looks after the ambient, which is where the light painting comes in.


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I've done a lot of light painting.

You need to set your Camera into manual mode (M) and have a have a Aperture of say f11-16, depending on how much light you stil have around you. Shoot in RAW and use spot metering. Has worked for me best.

Shutter speed to bulb or a remote control. If you don't have any of those you can still maybe fit in a light paint within 30s. This is something i've done recently:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:55 pm 
reborn - WOW at your picture its awesome :)

Thanks for the advice too

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reborn- that is awesome!! What light source do u use for ur pictures??

in this case would u spot meter for the sky??


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:59 pm 
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Sorry for the late reply.

I'm 80% sure i used spot metering at the time. Mostly looks best at night. Aswell edited a bit in Lightroom.

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