Light painting

A group of us got together to do this years rounds of light painting .

The first thing is buying proper lighting , you can use fluorescent plastic tubes for the lighting and a good flashlight that will fit in one end of the tube . You can buy colored gels or I’ve personally used a light coat of spray paint .

As far as the camera goes , I think all the photographers involved in this night used different settings and cameras ranged from Fuji , nikons and canons .

As far as my settings , I had my shutter set between 5-8 seconds , my aperture f15-16 and ISO 100-125 . I personally like the silhouette look of the model . If your looking for a shot that shows the model , set aperture at about f8 and work from there .

As far as the models and light holder , the model needs to stay perfectly still during the 8 seconds ( you will see in my photos it’s not easy to do ) it causes blurring or ghostly effects . And the light holder can not stop or they will be seen in the photo .

Here’s the results:

Written by steveedreff

Steve Edreff is a photographer who is currently located in New Jersey and normally works out of New York City. Currently Steve has holds New York City Media pass as well as being a contributor to Getty Images and Istock. With the media pass Steve has been a photographer on hand for most parades and media events throughout NYC. The his preference is doing photoshoots with different style dancers , he also has photoed at New York Cities fashion week , photoshoots with Mrs. New Jersey, New York, Vermont , and Pennsylvania. Along with the photography , he has created an independent magazine "Street Views" that includes dancers and traditional style photography.

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