There is a rumor that the most beautiful photos are taken in the light of the morning and in the evening. You can destroy this thought with light painting technique.
When the night comes up and it becomes dark, the first thing I do is to use the flash. It is so much fun to paint with light that I can’t stand not to do this and I always use this technique on my all night shooting photos. Light painting is to use a distant light source in the frame. There are basically two ways: if the light source is fixed, you should drive your camera around this source, or if the camera is fixed, you should drive the light around your camera. You can consider street lights, shops, and illuminated signs as a light source. If you will make light painting by holding the camera steady, you can use a source such as flashlight. When the light is fixed, light painting is extremely simple. All you do is to set your camera on bulb mode and use flash. At the time you hit the shutter button the flash will explode, you can shoot the main object which you want in your photo at this time. When you drive your camera around a distant light source by keeping your finger pressed the shutter button, you can pattern your photos with light and there are colorful light beams that you shoot with flash. It’s that simple!
If you say that I can hold my camera in a fixed position and I want to draw shapes with the flashlight, it will be possible, too. All you need to do is to fix your machine somewhere (use a tripod) and press the shutter in long exposure mode.
While you keep on pressing the shutter and your friend can draw some shapes with the flashlight and also you can get more vivid frames by covering the flashlight with colorful papers. There are lots of nice things!
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
The paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn and Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio are known for their mastery of brightness and contrast in portraiture or scenery. Their influence on the visual arts has extended even to photography. In this capsule lesson, we tackle the principle of chiaroscuro, a technique used by the Renaissance artists to master light and shadow.
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A flash here, a flicker there. An afterimage is an optical illusion and reoccurring phenomenon resulting from a brief exposure to a bright light source, such as a camera flash. What's even more fascinating than experiencing this illusion is discovering that your camera is able to mimic its effect! Check out these mysterious afterimage-like light paintings from our online community.
There is always something unique even among the mundane, they're just hidden in plain sight. Merging the real and the surreal in daily life is what photographer *Alexis Vasilikos* chooses to paint with the camera.
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Pain comes with a lesson but most of the time they are discarded and forgotten. The mind is suspected to forget what's essential, and remember what isn't. Photographer Michelle Rogers Pritzl brings the beauty of remembering hurt and pain through a photographic technique in extrimis, the tintype.
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