How You Do: Light Painting
Every year for Christmas Shaun and I get glow sticks in our stocking. This year Santa went hardcore rave style when he threw in finger lights. I also got Mom and Shaun glow sticks, so we were going pretty intense with the glow supplies. I told Shaun that we had to try light painting. The night before my bro left we went outside in the dark and freezing to get some cool pictures. Not gonna lie, it turned out better than I imagined. Shaun was pretty skilled with the light painting, way better than me anyway. But, hey, I knew which buttons to press on the camera, so that counts for something, right?
If you want to get behind the science of shutter speed, try watching this video by one of my favorite YouTubeEDU channels, Smarter Every Day. In it, Destin takes us to a photo shoot by a light painting artist. His wife is getting pregnancy portraits and the pictures come out amazing. It was one the first videos I watched on his channel and I kid you not the videos just get better and crazier.
There have been some light paintings going around on tumblr and I finally took the time to research the artist, who is David Gilliver. His light paintings, globes, waves, and physiograms are stunning. Go ahead and gawk over is talent. Also, if you don't mind a recommendation, check out his Star Trails and Splash! series.
Talent and art that leaves in awe is the best kind. There are so many humans working in different ways with different things to express themselves and bring light to their worlds. Trying new things and having the ability to try new things is one of the greatest parts of the human experience. Now I'm itching to do more light paintings. Ever since the night Shaun and I tried it out I've had so many ideas. You can see all of our light paintings here.
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