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01-22-2011, 04:39 PM   #16
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Like this?



Not technically a flashlight, but a glow stick.


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01-22-2011, 08:39 PM   #17
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What type of lights do you guys use for these? Thinking about picking up some cheap colored LED lights at the swapmeet next weekend.
01-22-2011, 09:09 PM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by Frank B Quote
I do that every now and then, it's fun to experiment with. Here's a shot from Balboa Park in San Diego. I used a flashlight to illuminate the fountain in the foreground.



These next few did not come out as nice as I would have liked, as I did not have my really powerful flashlights with me. The boat in the foreground was very dark, but you get the idea.





As for camera settings, I just set the camera for the background, and then use the flashlight for the foreground. It's pretty much a guess as to how long to paint with the flashlight.

Is that the San Diego skyline? Been thinking about heading down there to check out a car. May stay late and try to get a picture of that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mojoe_24 Quote
What type of lights do you guys use for these? Thinking about picking up some cheap colored LED lights at the swapmeet next weekend.
This guy is pretty great Twin Cities Brightest

Has tutorials on how to make some stuff, here is something fairly simple:

Create Wonderful Light Painting Art Using A Cold Cathode | DIYPhotography.net

I am about to make some of this, I like it, think I may have a go at it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hockmasm Quote
anyone use a flashlight to paint scenes at night or to make light trails? im looking to learn how to do this. post pics if you have them
Did a light trail back in the Sixties as a teen. Yagh! Sorry I don't have a pic without digging buried binders to locate and scan it. I simply tied a flashlight to the basement ceiling with a long string, turned the lights out and the flashlight on, and shoved the flashlight to swing back and forth but not centered, so it eventually rotated its swing around 360 degrees. I just set the camera on the facing up and held the shutter open until the light had worked its way around. It looks like the old logo of atomic power and is likable for the perfection of its path all the way around. White trail on a black background. Shot with B&W film. It's a fun thing to thry, just to do it.

I see others have better ideas of lighting parts of a subject with a flashlight on a long exposure, which is kind of like dodging and burning en situ. Neat!
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I like using the flashlight app on my android phone (100% sure iphone/ipod touch has the same thing). I can change colors on the fly by sliding my fingers across the color palette on the screen.
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i just found two great tutorials on light painting! one is a video and the other is a write up. i posted them on my blog.

i have to get out there and do some of these
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I haven't done much, but I do like to light up the headlights of cars with my LED flashlight when doing night shots. I think I also highlighted the front wheel and some side trim of the Caddy too.




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I did some light painting too. Just make sure you've got a strong light source (best is probably a LED flashlight) or it won't be much visible. The more stronger the light, the better. I recommend using ISO 100 and not much bigger f-stop than f5.6/8 with the DA L 18-55mm kit lens.
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Light painting taken a bit further: LAPP - Light Art Performance Photography
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This guy does some superb work, and he runs workshops as well.
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You guys are way advanced, we just goof off with chem-lights. ( light stick`s).

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01-24-2011, 08:14 PM   #28
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I wonder if anybody was tried painting with a lazer pointer?
I have one of those really bright green lazer pointers, this all gives me an idea
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QuoteOriginally posted by BirdDude007 Quote
I wonder if anybody was tried painting with a lazer pointer?
I have one of those really bright green lazer pointers, this all gives me an idea
It works, give it a go.
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I tend to do flachlight painting every now and then, and with fire too. Here is one I made just last weekend.

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