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Tips
1. The tools
Besides your camera you will need a tripod and a torch (or any other kind of light you can handle and move). Why a tripod? Because you will choose a shutter speed slow enough to do your drawing. In my case, it usually takes me 20 to 30 seconds to create the scene.

I recommend using a remote control which gives the option to lock the shutter in bulb mode. Like that, you have all the time you need to be creative! I use the Nikon MC-30 with my Nikon camera and it works well.

2. Light
All kind of lights can be used. Don't worry about your sensor, it won't be damaged if you point the torch (laser etc) directly on it while you shoot.

I use a little light also used as a key chain. It s powerful enough to draw the characters and can be turned on/off just by pressing a button.

3. Camera settings
Shutter speed: As long as you need to create the scene.
ISO: I usually put it on 100 so I can set the shutter speed on a very slow value and I don t get any noise on my photographs.
Aperture: Set it doing a test shot without drawings, focusing on an element close to what you are going to draw.
Flash: Can be used to fix a person or a moving element in the scene.
White balance: Set it doing a test shot. Street lighting is usually yellow.
Focus: Obviously on manual if there is not enough light.
4. Tips
Light is your friend, you could use moving lights from cars etc.. for exemple, I did one while a train was passing under a bridge.
Wear dark clothes if you want to lower the chance of being visible on the photograph.

What u can do with light painting,


Help with light painting



Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A550
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Dec 2011 - 8:56 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:20sec
Exposure Comp:-2.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:F A C E - Light Painting
Username:drayl002 drayl002
Uploaded:3 Jan 2012 - 4:26 PM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, General, Humour / fun, Specialist / abstract
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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2012 - 4:40 PM

great result and thanks for the tips...might give it a try Smile

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2012 - 6:22 PM

Works really well - certainly made me smile!! Smile

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KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84255 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2012 - 6:34 PM

A fantastic shot and a brilliant write up! Grin

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drayl002  434 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2012 - 6:51 PM

thanks

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
3 Jan 2012 - 10:49 PM

Hi Luke great effort gray.

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SiPickles
SiPickles  2 England
14 Jan 2012 - 12:17 AM

Luke thats a cool idea including the reflection, never thought of that before.
You are right that pointing LED's at your camera is safe. However I wouldn't risk it with a laser.
I'm not sure but think it could poss damage the sensor, after all they advise against pointing at people. I wouldn't risk it m8.
Good imformative write up though. Keep it up.
Have a go at wire wool spinning next. Gives very impressive results.

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