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A New Project (Light Painting)

Nick_w > Nick_w Blog > A New Project (Light Painting)
16/01/2013 - 10:56 PM

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With the inclemant weather of late, I've been tring my hand at one or two new avenues. Some have already born fruit.

I have always admired still lifes, the forgotten genre in photography, there have been a few that have flown the flag on here (Chase and Cattyal to name but two).

The problem they tend to suffer from is that they are inate objects and can look well, dead. The old masters had a way of painting that gave form and dimension. So I thought what can I achieve with a maglight in a dark room. Well this is my first effort. I arranged a few elements I had lying around, it also fits well with a book I hope to do some day on my family history. I then "painted" the image at close quarters with a small torch, building the effect up over several layers. Its still very much "WIP" and something I will be taking further, though I'm only on the very early steps of a very steep learning curve. I have other ideas, with more interesting subjects - tho that will depend if I can pick up an old battered Cricket ball from somewhere !!

Oh anyway my first feeble effort:


If you would like more details I can expand on them in future blog posts. Is this something worth exploring further .. or is it too boring?

Tags: Light painting, Painting with light, Still life


17 Jan 2013 - 2:27 AM

I don't find an effort boring at all and love looking at what everyone is doingSmile
You have some very nice elements going on here and I'd enjoy seeing more- I like the old masters style a great deal.

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cattyal Plus Member 107131 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 8:51 AM

Keep exploring Smile I've not seriously tried light painting - tending to rely mostly on one strobe and barn doors - but it's something I really should experiment with.

Nick_w Plus Member 84164 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 10:58 PM

Thanks - I will continue the experiment, as I think it has a bit of milage.

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