Panoramic light painting with the spinner and sprocket rocket

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A quick guide to light painting onto your spinner and sprocket rocket shots.
Jazz up your panoramic shots with some light painting!

Credits: roonandbeks

All you need to to light paint onto your spinner shots is….
1. A spinner 360
2. A sprocket rocket (other cameras with a B setting will work too but they aren’t as wide so it will be more of an effort to fill the frame, plus the sprocket rocket is easy to rewind with loosing the end of the film)
3. A torch, sparklers or any other light producing equipment.

Firstly, to light paint effectively without having too much of your surrounding captured on film you need to be in a dark room. We used Lomography 800iso film as we find it gets the best results in our spinner.

Next load the film into the sprocket rocket and set it to the cloud setting and put it in B mode. You will require 2 people as one will need to hold down the shutter on the sprocket rocket and the other will need to operate the torch, sparklers etc.

The sprocket rocket will need to be very steady when you are light painting so either put it flat on a table or attach it to a tripod to keep it still. We decided to have an onomatopoeic theme and use words on our experiment but obviously you could have any theme you chose.

Simply have the sprocket rocket operator hold down the shutter button while the person with the torch draws, writes or just goes crazy! When you’ve finished that frame just move onto the next until the roll is finished.

Once you have finished light painting the roll simply rewind it, making sure to leave a little bit of film sticking out. Then you’re ready to load it into your spinner and start spinning! It’s that easy!

Credits: roonandbeks

Like the sound of the tutorial but don’t have a spinner? You can always just light paint onto the sprocket rocket at home, then rewind the film and shoot it out and about.

Credits: roonandbeks

Happy painting!

written by roonandbeks on 2012-02-14 #gear #tutorials #art #panoramic #light-painting #tipster #torch #spinner #sprocket-rocket #800iso-film

3 Comments

  1. nicoleger
    nicoleger ·

    this is cool!

  2. roonandbeks
    roonandbeks ·

    Thanks very much!

  3. ikia2034
    ikia2034 ·

    That is really sweet! I love the endless amounts of creative possibilities with lomography! Much more fun than digital photography; for me. :)

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