Light Painting Photography Using Long Exposure

These images were all created using the process called light painting. This technique was taught to me by Caryn Esplin who learned it from photographer Dave Black. By going to a dark room or location, you can set your camera on a long shutter speed (I usually do 15-20 minutes) and then use flashlights or speed lights to highlight or light paint just the parts that you want to show up. (Tip: You need to use a manual focus and set it before you begin).

ALL AMERICAN

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In post I also used Color Lookup Tables or LUTS in photoshop to add more of an antiquing effect. I used 50% opacity of 2Strip.look and 20% of Beach Bypass.look. Using the LUTS helped pull some of the blue-purple out of the car grate and the rest of the truck. I also used the dodge tool to highlight a little more on the door of the car.

ORIGINAL

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FROM THE BOXING RING

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

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MILITARY HORN

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JOURNALIST DESK

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SAFARI

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