Light Painting

Light Painting, also know as light graffiti or light drawing, is a photographic technique in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room by moving a hand held light source or by moving the camera.

The first known photographer was Emmanuel Radnitzky, better known as “Man Ray,” in his series “Space Writing in 1935. The photographer Ellen Carey discovered Man Ray’s pictures nearly 74yrs after the pictures had been taken.

Ever since I discovered light paintings I have been amazed with how creative and beautifuls pictures that use this technique can be. I have always been a fan of fiction and of achieving the unimaginable, so to see these kind of pictures only furthers my interests in photography and in fiction. I think this will interest others for the very same reason, simply because these photos are so beautiful and creative that they don’t look real, but are.

Post By: Andrew McMahon

amcmaho3@dtcc.edu

Sources:

www.thecoolist.com/light-graffiti-masters-of-light-paiting-photography/

www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-capture-motion-blur-in-photography

jasondpage.blogspot.com/2010/01/man-ray-writings-first-light-paintings.html

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  1. dtccphoto

    Excellent posting photos!

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