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What to Avoid When Doing Light Painting

For some of us light painting could make our eyes stop blinking. Also, it can push our creative intuition to the edge. But, there are several that I would consider as mistakes when doing it. As a result, there are only tired and weird pictures, that had many annoying element on its. So based on my shots here goes things that you need to avoid while doing light painting.

1. Avoid overexposure; don’t use wide apertures or use high ASA films, because basically, what we will do is long exposure.

2. Make sure there is no light source directed to your lenses, or it will cause flare.

3. Make sure that the light painter does not stay in the frame or is not situated close to the light (otherwise, the light painter will appear ghost-like).

4. Make sure your model or subject does not move, unless you have intention to make them move.

That’s a wrap from me! If nothing goes wrong during the light painting shoot, your photos are supposed to look like this, nice long exposure:

5. Dont mind my warning, and just have fun!

written by reiga

16 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    Brilliant : )

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  2. deja-mew

    deja-mew

    WOW. great photos, even the ones you would consider "wrong." Great tips, though!

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  3. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    awesome!

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  4. life_on_mars

    life_on_mars

    very good

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  5. mightymouse

    mightymouse

    I always have trouble showing up in the shots. Ive been working on a light stencil to take care of that problem.

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  6. guanatos

    guanatos

    cool tips!

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  7. jc_lomoid

    jc_lomoid

    hasil moto-moto tadi,ya,mas?
    Btw, sori loh ya gak merespon ajakan mas tadi. Repot keneh. ^^

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  8. kylethefrench

    kylethefrench

    yeah great tips

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  9. dearjme

    dearjme

    SO COOL

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  10. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    tips yang ke 5 paling kena di hati, mas =D

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  11. mensa

    mensa

    i love how your photos have all the stuff you say they shouldn't and i still think they are amazing!

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  12. reminator

    reminator

    Amazing photos! But perfecting the pictures to what you want it to be is even better, perfectionism makes the artist.

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  13. mtiffany

    mtiffany

    mistakes are beautiful. valuable tips
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  14. reiga

    reiga

    @mtiffany @reminator @mensa @hervinsyah @dearjme @kylethefrench @jc_lomoid @guanatos @life_on_mars @mightymouse @eva_eva @deja-mew @stouf : thank you all, looking forward for your light painting work! keep the light up! cheers!

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  15. reiga

    reiga

    Thank you for the countless likes! looking forward light painting of your works also!

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  16. electricday

    electricday

    awesome

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