Workshop Highlights: Light Painting with the Diana F+

Photography’s most basic element is light and what better place to manipulate, emphasis, and play with this then in Washington Square Park at night. The evening started at the Lomography Gallery Store NYC with a session on how to turn a dark night into a canvas and light into the paint brush. We had so much fun and created some beautiful images.

What: Light Painting with the Diana F
When: Wednesday, August 29th
Where: Lomography Gallery Store NYC
Camera: The Diana F+

Lomographers can utilize this technique with a range of cameras as long as they have a bulb setting on their camera. After looking at a multitude of examples of lightpainting at the store, we loaded our Diana F+’s and armed ourselves with flashes.

Light painting is a technique that allows you to use any light source to create experimental long exposures. This technique can also be paired with multiple exposures to overlay portraits and landscapes. After breaking off into groups, we walked to a darker section of the park where we used the movement on the swings for our lightpainting session. We took turns using flashes and flashlights to help each other illuminate each other’s pictures.

On our way back, we captured streams of light as car lights drove past us putting an end to our bright night. This is perhaps why one of the best attributes of photography is its ability to shine light onto any situation.

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written by lomographynyc on 2012-09-14 in #news #light-painting #long-exposures #new-york #nyc #greenwich-village #event #workshop #west-village #new-york-city #ny

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