Creation of Amazing Photos with Light Painting
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to learn some basics in light painting photography. This new type of photography is something I have always been interested in and I was finally able to give it a try.
Since you have stumbled upon this blog post, you might be interested in giving light painting photography a try. All you would need is a dark room, a tripod for your camera, and a flashlight.
To begin, set up different objects that you would like to capture in your photo on your display table. Then, set up your camera on a tripod and compose the photo you are looking for by finding a desirable angle and perspective. Next, set up the timer on your camera and lock the camera’s focus on the objects. Personally, I suggest using the manual focus option on your lens, which is easiest to use once you have determined the focal point of your photo.
Now that the camera and scene are properly composed, having fully charged batteries is an extremely important step since it is most commonly forgotten. Next, turn off the lights, release the shutter on your camera, and start using the flashlight to highlight some parts of your subject. It might take a couple of tries before you find your masterpiece. Moving the flashlight to different areas results in different techniques. This addictive creativity will motivate you to keep shooting more light painting photos.
These are some of my first attempts at light painting photography:
This is a great technique and you should absolutely give it a try! It might be difficult at first but your own creativity creates images about who you are. I’ve been trying new things lately to further develop my personality and skills as a photographer. Stepping out of one’s comfort zone is a hard thing to do, but it allows you to find something you really might enjoy like how I enjoyed light painting photography.
On a side note, two light painting photographers have blown my mind with their photos: Jan Leonardo and Brian Matthew Hart. They have helped me gather possible ideas for my future light painting photography projects. Their work might just surprise you with their unique styles and differences. Good luck with your own light painting photographs.