If, as a kid, you were told off because of your bad handwriting and, as an adult, this problem got worse… this tipster is for you!
Light-painting is a lot of fun and the results are usually awesome, as long as we know how to do it.
For me it’s not hard to paint abstract drawings:
But when I want to make a specific drawing or write words, I normally get these things:
So thinking and thinking, I designed this tipster to print words and drawings on a pic so that they would be noticeable.
- a cardboard box; I used a shoe box and another one a bit bigger, but I don’t recommend using very big boxes
- a lamp, or, at least, a cable for lamps with a switch and a base (one moment of silence for my lamp, that died in the making of this tipster, leaving me with its cable in bequest) and its corresponding bulb
- dark sheets of paper for writing (black cardboard would be OK too) and light sheets of paper for the background
What we’ll do:
- draw in the dark sheet the word of design that we want and cut it out
- put the lamp cable inside the box, leaving it open
- put a light colored sheet on the box and then the dark sheet with the design
- close the blinds, turn off the lights… et voilà!
I took the instant pics with the LC-A+ set in 100 ISO and the doubles with postcards with the La Sardina in bulb mode and a exposure time of one second. As you see, I even dared to make a fake bokeh putting the camera closer and further and defocusing.
So, what are you waiting for?