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Doubles with Light Painting

This is a very simple tipster that combines two of the funniest things in photography: Light Painting and Double Exposures.

Photo by saidseni

When I first did light painting, I got a bit addicted to it. This is one of the ideas I had when I was always trying to think of cool things to do with it. The most important thing you will need is a camera that allows you to keep the shutter open as long as you wish, and make multiple exposures. I used my Lubitel 1.

You will also need a torch to make the light painting/writing and a tripod or a place where to put the camera steady. I don’t have a tripod for my Lubitel so I use the furniture, books, etc.. I use a cable release but it is not crucial, although handy.

Photo by saidseni

Light painting is something I find fascinating and it is really easy to do. You just have to be in a very dark place with no lights on, set the camera to b-mode, press the shutter button and go to the front of the camera with the torch in your hand. Turn it on and use it like a pen – write or draw whatever you want and don’t forget to do it backwards!

When you do light painting, you have to stand in front of the camera. But what if you want to do it somewhere you can’t be, for example, the sky? You have to double it. So I decided to double the view from my veranda at night with some light writing and draws. I first took a long exposure of the view and then a second exposure with the light painting over it, using my torch that has also a red laser.

I still have a lot to practice but I think this is a cool idea to explore! I wonder if it works with one daylight exposure… has anyone ever tried something like this?

written by saidseni


  1. saidseni


    Yeah, my first tipster...! :) Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. paappraiser


    I really like this idea!!!!

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  3. pomps


    love to use this tipster soon!

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  4. rodonnell19


    Brilliant!! That's my night tonight sorted...... light painting it is!
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  5. roxanneross


    bom tipster, está muito fixe :)

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  6. saidseni


    @pomps, @rodonnell19: Have fun! :))) @roxanneross, @paappraiser: Obrigada, thank you!

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  7. skrutt


    Nice tipster! Need to try the light painting first, as it seems so cool! :D

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  8. saidseni


    @skrutt: Try it! It's so much fun! :)

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  9. roonandbeks


    Here is how it looks with the sprocket rocket and spinner. Gonna write a tipster aboot it soon :) http://www.lomograph(…)ht-painting

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  10. saidseni


    @roonandbeks: Really cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. redtulip


    cool tipster

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  12. catarinasalgado


    great tipster!

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  13. saidseni


    @redtulip, @catarinasalgado: Thanks! Have fun!

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