I was lost on what I should do for this blog post, so this one took awhile. I had to do searching for good “at home photography projects”. I came upon light painting. After doing some searching I was inspired by Dave Black and Janne Parviainen.
For these photos, except for the first four, I used an LED pen and I mostly stayed at an aperture of f/8.0.
For the images above I actually set my camera to a 30 second shutter and let it capture the light from the passing cars. I love how the patterns repeat throughout the images. The blurred light around much of the sharper light streaks adds a feeling of motion.
I like the way this has a sort of leading lines aspect to it. It feels mysterious.
I didn’t expect to get one that looked this cool. I was trying to draw a circle, but I got this amazing structure instead.
This one is boring, but worth looking at and realizing that sometimes things don’t always work out with light painting.
For these I was inspired by this. I was out in the middle of prairie and saw a fire hydrant that interested me and I thought it would be a cool subject. When I was doing some of the exposures I accidentally pointed the pen at the camera too directly, resulting in something unintended, but really cool. Some of the light patterns almost look like little snakes on the hydrant. I love how the lighting looks irrational. It doesn’t make sense, causing intrigue.
I would like to do this more and I would ultimately like to try something like what Janne Parvianinen does. I’d also like to try doing infrared light painting.