Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source while taking a long exposure photograph, either to illuminate a subject or to shine a point of light directly at the camera, or by moving the camera itself during exposure.
By using time as a tool, the controled moves of the light sources and/or the camera during the exposure allow to create an alternative reality, which exists only in the final image recorded by the camera.
Two common techniques of Light Painting are:
- Light Drawing / Light Graff / Light Writing
The light sources and their controlled moves are visible from the camera and the drawing created with the light sources is recorded by the camera.
- Light Painting
The light is used to selectively paint surfaces and textures. The light source is not visible from the camera, it’s the projection of the lights on the surfaces which is recorded.
If you are ready to test your creativity and exploration of LIGHT, continue on now
This challenge will require significant research and investigation as a major component of your process. While skill will allow for success, your process and planning of techniques, tools, and creativity will ultimately determine your success.
Utilize the resources below AND do investigation of your own. Application of light painting in creative compositions varies far beyond a long exposure of light.
Apply the design process while clearly and thoroughly documenting your notes and plans on a new Project Page. Read the entire Quest and understand the expectation and requirements before beginning. It’s part of the first stage of the design process.
Create your new project page titled Light Painting. Now copy and paste the following as you will need to complete and correctly document these 7 steps on the your design process:
- Understand the Problem
- Research and Investigate
- Generate Possible Solutions
- Select AND DEVELOP Best Solution
- Model and Prototype (Create)
- Test and Evaluate
COMPLETE: You need a fully finished project page including all scanned sketchbook work with captions. Finally Paste the URL to your published project page below and you may then click complete.
Light Painting Photography Challenge - Stage 2
Submit a URL
Great Work Visitor.
Go hang the finished piece on the Critique wall at the front of the classroom. Other’s need to see what you have accomplished.
MASTERY: To earn your mastery
- Get your photos printed and matted or mounted (If its larger than 8.5 x 11 it will need to be matted or spray mounted. ask the Captain)
Here is some additional bonus loot if you get your artwork displayed in the hall. Don’t forget to come back and claim it when you see on display!
- Have it selected for display in the hall