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Car Light Painting


Taxboy 19 209
27 Nov 2020 5:18PM
Looking to have a go at this now the nights are darker and looking for recommendations for a suitable light.

As I'm initially trying this out I'm looking at the budget end of the market rather than an ice light which appears in a lot of the YouTube videos
TIA
Philh04 Plus
15 2.2k United Kingdom
28 Nov 2020 7:13AM
Yep the Ice Light is rather expensive...

I have one of these Yongnuo YN360 , it has a good CRI value and you can also modify the colour for special effects.

Just bare in mind you need to budget for a battery pack as well.
sausage Plus
16 684 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2020 9:51AM
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Do you mean something like this?
I just used an LED torch that focused to a narrowish beam.
Taxboy 19 209
28 Nov 2020 4:11PM

Quote:24044_1606557029.jpg


Do you mean something like this?
I just used an LED torch that focused to a narrowish beam.


That's the style thanks however aiming not to have the pools of light effect though.
Can I ask if this is a single image or multiple with layer masks please
28 Nov 2020 7:48PM
depends on the amount of light you want, would a torch not do the job, or even some glowsticks?
sausage Plus
16 684 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2020 9:40AM

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Do you mean something like this?
I just used an LED torch that focused to a narrowish beam.


That's the style thanks however aiming not to have the pools of light effect though.
Can I ask if this is a single image or multiple with layer masks please



It is multiple images - about 40 I think. Combined in Photoshop.
The light is where you point the torch, if you don't want pools of light then don't point the torch there!
Each one is a bulb exposure while I waved the torch around - on a wheel for instance. Just for a few seconds. I did experiment first with the amount of light and the beam angle - the torch has a zoom to alter the width of the beam, and the distance from the subject.

In the village where we live there are no street lights or indeed any light spilling onto the car so it made the job a bit easier.
Good luck.

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