Tonight we will be doing some Light Painting photography for the DIY Festival. Thought I might jump on here and and show the world where some of our ideas come from and how they evolve.
Maybe I should start with 'What is light painting?' It is using a low exposure on the camera to take a photo over time. It gives you enough time to draw or 'paint' with any light you have. Images can take 10 seconds or even 10 minutes just to take one, it all depends on how much you want to paint. Here's a good example:
We've played with Light Painting before, clearly, from the image above. This was done with Emma McKenzie on camera, and we had a blast. But those images, cool as they are, are not perfect and they were simply the product of messing around. What we didn't do much of, was play with the writing as oppose to just drawing, which is something we were really keen to flesh out.
For the Festival we wanted an image that represented art and Brisbane. We dabbled in ideas and came to a good one. City in the background, add the river and light paint in front of it. Essentially we will be looking for something similar to this:
So that's where we're at for now. After the shoot tonight, I'm going to add a comment below just to let you all know how it went!