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    Painting with light

    Does anybody know of some good links for painting with light technique?
    Thank you,
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    Re: Painting with light

    Hi, Domenico.

    What are you wanting to use in on, interiors?

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    Re: Painting with light

    -Here are a couple blogs about this year's RIT Big Shot:

    http://1000words.kodak.com/event-cal...ar=2008&day=13

    http://khk.net/wordpress/2008/05/10/rits-big-shot-2008/

    -Not much for how-to info - but several photos:

    http://www.rit.edu/~bigshot/

    -Also, see the June 2008 National Geographic cover for another photo

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    Re: Painting with light

    Hi Tim,
    yes I am sorry, it will be for an interior.
    I will be using hot lights.

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    Re: Painting with light

    Try this site:

    http://www.emilschildt.com/

    Regards,

    Kent

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    Re: Painting with light

    I can't help with hot lights and others have sent you great info sites, but if you go with strobe, the main thing is to keep your body or furniture or columns blocking the actual strobe.

    Do everything in the dimmest light while the shutter is left open. Move around the room flashing the strobe as you go and blocking as described. I've made it happen with something as small and simple as either a Vivitar 283 or 285 set on automatic at the f11 or higher setting. Simple, no calculating for exposure and beautiful light. Works for small rooms all the way to big churches.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Painting with light

    This guy used a flashlight to "paint" his images. Pretty cool. Th first example I seen of this technique was done on an entire railroad train back in the '50s.

    http://www.imaginginfo.com/print/Studio-Photography/Painting-With-Light/3$3664

    Another one. http://www.aguntherphotography.com/b...ith-light.html
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    Re: Painting with light

    Here's a video that Emil did...

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=KzKuwk0rWU8
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    Re: Painting with light

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Lockrey View Post
    This guy used a flashlight to "paint" his images. Pretty cool. Th first example I seen of this technique was done on an entire railroad train back in the '50s.

    http://www.imaginginfo.com/print/Studio-Photography/Painting-With-Light/3$3664

    Another one. http://www.aguntherphotography.com/b...ith-light.html
    Frankly that looks pretty crappy to me? Really crude and lacking subtlety.
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    Re: Painting with light

    Matthew, thank you but the video has been deleted for some reason.
    Greg, thank you but I agree with Kirk.
    There are some hot spots way too hot and in the wrong places.
    I have been reading in the negative of AA about light painting which is pretty explanatory, the only thing is that he talks about rotating the light continiously and I am not sure what he means.
    The technique really seems simple.
    I am just going to do some trials tonight and have some fun.
    I would have had to do some trials anyway.
    Thank you all,
    Domenico

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