Light Painting

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  • Donna

    Had a great time with my first photog meetup, everyone was welcoming and I informative when I asked a lot of questions. New to this world and it was great that people are willing to help me set up my camera. I did get a war wound though, some molton sparkler went down my jumper sleeve and now got a burn mark on my arm. the price you pay for photos. Great shots.

    December 16, 2013

    • Sebastian N.

      Uhh Ohhh.
      The sparkler could of been my fault. Sorry.

      December 16, 2013

    • Donna

      No it was my own fault, it was the pic of me with the sparklers winding my arms in a windmill. Just uploaded my photos.

      December 16, 2013

  • Sebastian N.

    For those who couldn't make it, the group primarily took photos of steel wool on fire being twirled and captured the light trails of the sparks.

    Here a video of us http://youtu.be/0WAznWlfxRI
    and the resulting photo from this was http://flic.kr/p/ikMxYd
    These are actual videos and photos from our meet last night.

    December 15, 2013

  • Ersu

    Mick, great job on this event!!

    1 · December 15, 2013

    • Mick

      Yeah thanks guys this shoot was lots of fun we need to do this again.

      2 · December 15, 2013

    • Tracy R.

      reminder to self... RUG UP!! :D

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • Lindy

    Great photos guys, sorry I wasn't able to attend.

    December 15, 2013

  • David G.

    Now that I've seen the photos I'm even sadder that I didn't attend (but I was pooped).
    Great photos! (and sorry again Mick for piking out).

    1 · December 15, 2013

    • Mick

      Thats cool I think we should do this again.

      2 · December 15, 2013

  • Tracy R.

    Hi guys, I really enjoyed tonight and it was great meting you all... now, the big question... how do I share some of my pics on here? :/

    December 14, 2013

    • Sebastian N.

      There is an upload section.

      1 · December 14, 2013

    • Ersu

      the upload button only appears if you took good shots... no kidding it only appears after the event.. It's up there now.

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • Tracy R.

    loved it, learned a thing or two and got some awesome shots!

    December 14, 2013

  • Virginia

    Sorry not able to make it

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it now guys, have a great time!

    December 14, 2013

  • Donna

    Im here, first photography meetup so keep a lookout for me

    December 14, 2013

  • Mick

    Hey Guys, on my way running ten minutes late..

    December 14, 2013

  • David G.

    My apologies but I won't be attending tonight (I WAS very much looking forward to it).
    We have house-guests arriving tomorrow and we've only just finished preparing for them (setting up beds, etc). It's 7:40pm and not only have I not had dinner... I haven't had lunch.
    Have a great time everyone (I'm sure you will) and I look forward to seeing some great pics posted.

    December 14, 2013

  • Eliana M.

    Hi All, really sorry but I wouldn't go tonight. Hope to have another opportunity soon. Cheers.

    December 14, 2013

  • Donna

    I have all the items now, even the steel wool. But I need to ask a favour of someone, I borrow the camera from work (a Canon 5D) but left the SD card at work, and I don't have one, could I borrow a card from someone please? Pretty please?

    December 14, 2013

    • Donna

      Whatever a Canon 5D mark ll takes.

      December 14, 2013

    • Ersu

      it uses a Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive... or a CF Card for short

      December 14, 2013

  • Melanie

    Hi, really sorry I can't make it tonight. It looks like your going to have a lot of fun! I just saw the comments below and it might be sensible for Mick or someone else to give a courtesy call to the local SAPOL - just so they know what your doing. They can warn their patrols before handover to the night shift and you'll avoid any problems dealing with the sparks that way. Hope you all have a great time. Can we do this one again in January maybe?

    December 14, 2013

  • Sebastian N.

    OK, same a Mick, I have never tried light painting with steel wool. I've gone and bought some of the items from Mick's list and thought I'd have a quick practice run... this should be simple for all to succeed.

    I did not have a wisk so I just tied a ball of steel wool to the end of some sting, first and only attempt result -> http://flic.kr/p/igQ7CH

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Mick

    Hey guys just a quick message to let you know what you will need for the meet up on Saturday night.
    Tripod
    Remote
    Glow Sticks
    Steel Wool
    Sparklers
    Wisk
    String
    Torch
    Lighter

    This will be the first time I have done light painting and I know very little about this, So for those members who are not sure what settings to set your camera up with use you tube it has helped me. I will be bringing all those items I mentioned above but if everyone brings some things as well we will have plenty to be creative with, If you think of anything else you think may work bring it along...In my earlier messages I left a link on how to put together a beginners light painting kit it may help other wise just Google light painting and you will get plenty of info...We will be shooting on the beach so if you get there late and you cant find us in the car park look on the beach...I have left my mobile number just below the location on this page so if you cant find anyone "RING ME" See you all Saturday night

    1 · December 11, 2013

    • Sebastian N.

      and a beanie, I smelt singed hair when I had my first test run last night

      December 13, 2013

    • Tracy R.

      it looks amazing, cant wait! can we just take pics of others doing it? I am bringing plenty of supplies for people to use if needed, but would prefer not to be doing it... as I have no strength in my arm to spin... :/

      December 14, 2013

  • David G.

    If you want to see how to use steel wool visit http://petapixel.com/2011/07/20/how-to-use-steel-wool-for-beautiful-light-painting-photographs/

    He makes a couple of valid points:
    1 Bring a fire extinguisher
    2 Doing this at the beach may attract a lot of attention from the public - and possibly the police (especially if there are 30 of us doing it)

    Just thought these were a couple of things worth thinking about

    December 13, 2013

    • Sebastian N.

      I will have fire extinguisher, first aid kit, safety glasses and some ice packs in case.

      I plan not to bring any police with me.

      3 · December 13, 2013

  • Ron J.

    Sorry, we have a Xmas BBQ to attend tomorrow...

    December 13, 2013

  • Donna

    Have no idea how to do this so would love some help in what sort of settings I need, etc. Pretty new to this world but trying to learn, can I pick someone's brain please?

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Stacy M.

      Manual exposure, shutter speeds from about 5 secs upwards work, depends mainly in what you are doing or how much light is around. Items required are; steel wool a string and a steel whisk, glo sticks, and a one LED torch. Tripod for the camera is a must and a remote is recommended.

      December 10, 2013

    • Donna

      Thanks, much appreciated

      December 12, 2013

  • Ray W

    Nice Light Writing Ersu. It's a good way to get into this realm and you could easily spend a whole evening doing it. Perhaps if you guys want to concentrate on Light Writing this time we can try something more challenging next time. Personally I am just not interested in Light Writing.
    Perhaps we could do a future meetup concentrating on Light Painting like you can see in Dave Black's creative lighting portfolio. It is possible to do very atmospheric landscapes, interiors, portraits and still lifes. But it takes more preparation and it actually works better if you work as pairs or teams. All could have their cameras on timers framed on the same subject and all could be light painting part of the scene. Go here and look at the shots marked as Light Painting underneath. http://www.daveblackphotography.com/index.php/creative-lighting-portfolio
    Have fun.

    November 27, 2013

    • Ray W

      well it is usually done with torches because there is way more control, but flashes could be interesting

      November 27, 2013

    • Ray W

      I reckon the banks of the Torrens would be good somewhere between King William st and the Zoo

      November 28, 2013

  • Ersu

    Anyone interested in using a projector on the night? I can bring one along with a built in media player, we'll have to be near the car to use the car to power the unit, you should be able to acheive shots like these;

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/doyoubleedlikeme/8562030710/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/qnadam/3630199575/ (requires background)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/freya_373/6771907543/

    The projector supports a lot of formats, but try to put them in either avi, jpg, gif format. It supports usb drives and thumb drives

    November 27, 2013

  • Ersu

    Try strobist for detailed information about light painting.
    http://strobist.blogspot.com.au/2006/03/lighting-101.html

    I did some light painting in the bush as opposed to light writting;
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ersu99/11069199136/in/set-72157636829099276

    Had a led torch, and shone it on a bush, while line is when the torch was pointed directly at camera

    November 27, 2013

  • Ersu

    An example of light painting with a LED torch. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ersu99/11069111794/in/photostream/

    November 27, 2013

  • Mick changed the time from 8:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    November 26, 2013

  • Ray W

    If there is a good sunset that night the afterglow in the sky would make an awesome backdrop but you'd have to be ready to go at 8:25

    November 26, 2013

  • Mick

    Hey guys I have changed the location for this shoot Im thinking the beach would be a good backdrop for this.If you have any torches or those coloured light sticks bring them along I will post my mobile number under the location so we can I can be found if you get there later.I have also found this link that may help you bring what you need...http://petapixel.com/2013/05/28/how-to-put-together-a-beginners-light-painting-kit/

    November 26, 2013

  • November 26, 2013

  • Andrey

    That's a great idea, but I think we need to organise classes before we start, to explain how properly use DSLR to enable Light Painting.

    July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes this would be a good idea, haven't done it before so I would like to know how to set my camera etc.

      November 23, 2013

  • Mick

    Hey guys I cant think of a location...any ideas ?

    November 4, 2013

    • Ray W

      kinda depends on the subject, we can do anything from landscapes (with powerful torches) to small still life setups and that;s just the painting. If you want to do light writing or painting any picturesque scene that you'd want to shoot anyway would do it. Beach, park, cityscape

      November 4, 2013

  • Ersu

    I've done a few, another option is to use the packet of glow sticks you can get from cheap as chips. For those who have never done this before, you will need a tripod or some place to put your camera if you don't have a tripod. I've been known to leave the camera on a fence post etc when I didn't have a tripod. Also good fun taking photos of moving cars

    November 4, 2013

    • Andrey

      Hi Ray, Thank you for sharing. That is the same technique we used to light paint the car, the only difference, we had 2 LED torches to paint the car, and 2 mode color to write in the air.

      October 28, 2013

    • Ray W

      yes I have seen that technique done on landscape, interiors and still life, but never on a live model before

      October 28, 2013

  • Jessye G.

    won't there be a possibility of analogue photography too?

    October 11, 2013

    • Ray W

      you can do it with digital & you can also do it with film, but it's a little more difficult

      October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    may I suggest a short overview to let ppl know what this is about and also the length of time we would need to be there....you can always start a discussion thread on topics- see discussions on toolbar above. thanks.

    October 12, 2013

  • Jessye G.

    so up for this! Been curious about it for aages.

    October 11, 2013

  • Ray W

    sounds like fun.. I am not so interested in the writing, but light painting is amazing if done properly like Dave Black http://bit.ly/1cxn9Ac

    August 3, 2013

  • Mick

    Hi Ray i had both in mind mate.

    August 2, 2013

  • Ray W

    are you talking about light writing where you draw pics and spell out words or are you talking about light painting where you use torches etc to light the subject/scene while you leave the shutter open?

    August 2, 2013

  • Mick

    G'Day Andrey yes I have something in mind for that.

    1 · July 1, 2013

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