Light Painting Photography in Victor, Idaho

Here are some more photos from my photo excursion. I decided to focus on light painting photography. Light painting photography is when you set your exposure to 10 seconds or more. The longer your exposure is, the more light your camera will let in. The purpose of having a long exposure at night time, is usually to catch the light of the stars. This works best on a clear night when the moon is out of sight. It also works best when you use a tripod and are in a desolate location, so that your camera does not pick up extra light. Checkout a professional blog with the same style pf photography here.The way I got the trees to light up is with a powerful flashlight and a friend shooting that light toward the trees.

Madi Stephan, Light Painting Photography

 

This photo is taken in the same spot as the photo above, I did the edits differently if you could not tell. The objects in this photo are lit up because of that strong flashlight that I had a friend hold up and ‘paint’ the objects with for me. I added a slight vignette to add a bit more dimension to the photo.

Madi Stephan, Light Painting Photography

Lastly, here is another light painted photo. For this photo I had my tripod set up and my exposure set to about 18, I believe. I ran up and painted light on to the trees and the cabin using the same type of light as the other photos. I like the warmth of this photo and the faint sight of some stars

Madi Stephan, Light Painting Photography

 

The orb in this photo is made with lights strung through a bicycle wheel. The bicycle wheel is then spun and the lights will make the cool looking shape. In this photo you can see that the camera’s shutter was faster than one full rotation. I think this makes the photo look a bit more interesting. What do you think?

Madi Stephan, Light Painting Photography

I hope you enjoyed my light painting photography photos from my student trip to Victor, Idaho. Stay tuned more more to come!

 

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