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part of a series I'm working on, though most likely the only I'm going to post.

Just screwing around with light painting.
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bman76 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Awesome!
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photographer-amymay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006   Photographer
awesome concept :-D
great photo!
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BurlapZack Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
Brilliant placement of the light streak. :nod:
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BeautifulDissonance Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Student
This is very interesting. I have never seen light painting used in this way. Great job :)
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Diregram Featured By Owner May 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
I like your models a lot. They are just not 'obvious' models. Their real-ness makes the images, for me.
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kiranpatil Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005  Professional Photographer
Pretty Cool. Light painting is awesome - I never got the hang of it myself. Can't wait to see more of your experiments.
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ken57ct Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
An interesting concept to this fine shot.
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mckenzie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
Thank you very much ... I appreciate it.
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saturninus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
what a nice pair [?] of sunglasses.
more than fance, I daresay.
or is he rather ready to be blindfolded with a stream of light?
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mckenzie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2005
I think that I'd say he's being blindfolded with a stream of light ... after all, what is more blinding than light?
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joshleo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005   Photographer
wicked - like the twisty part of it on the left
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mckenzie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
Thanks, I like it too.
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superjuju29 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
This is definitely working well! The lightning is giving something more powerfull to the portrait!
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mckenzie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
Thanx
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semi-normal Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005  Student
I love it... Excellent work!!

I tried something similar using christmas lights earlier this year...
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marcutio Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Looks totally wicked!!! I hope this doesn't end up being the only one you post, it'd be nice to see others! :)
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mckenzie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
Aw, thanks. Though this will be the only one that I'm posting ... however, there are more on my website, kinda different, but similar.

Thanks for your comment.
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alanByond Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
yes, sharp !
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mckenzie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
lol .. thanks
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IslandJoe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
brilliant concept... post more!!! i love this...

erm... how'd you do it???
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mckenzie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
It's just one form of light painting ... it's basically done in the pitch dark, with a flashlight, and then I used studio lights to photograph the subject.

Thanks for commenting ... I'm not gonna post anymore on here, but there are some more shots on my website.
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cre8unique Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005   Photographer
Great effect... care to divuldge you method? :-)
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mckenzie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
Thank you ... it's really simple, actually.

All I did was shoot a 30 second exposure will all the lights out ... then I use the strobes to make the initial main exposure, and then in total darkness, either I or the model uses a flashlight to write text or patterns in mid-air. I just have to make sure that the light from the flashlight to the camera is at the same exposure as the strobe. Tricky to work out, especially when you I have to do a lot more people at different times, but it gets easier in the end. And focusing is hard too, because you have to do it before you turn the lights out, but the models don't also stay still. Kinda like shooting on 4x5.

Anyway, hope I didn't ramble on too much ... thanks for commenting.
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parvipica Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007   Photographer
Your lighting is always so fantastic. I really appreciate how well you describe your methods. You've given just enough so that I can try to make a shot like this on my own. I'm trying to learn to have better lighting and exposure. I think it's one of the things my photos lack. You really ought to blog about how you light your photos, you probably could teach a lot.
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cre8unique Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005   Photographer
Right... so not that simple then :D

But absolutely fascinating... many thanks for the explanation :-)
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Andhakara Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005   Writer
Cool photo, I like the effect, its a lot more inventive than the old black bar.
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mckenzie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
Thank you, I'm glad that you liked it.
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