A&P First attempt at 'light painting'

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  1. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Here is a picture of the car with no light painting.......obviously a worthless shot.....

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    Here is the result, with a shitty flashlight even.....

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    And here is a picture of my helper, on the first failed attempt......

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    Couple of other shots.....
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    looking good man, the 4th one almost looks like a production photo
     
  3. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Do help out a DSLR noobie. :x:

    What do I need to change for lense flare? :noes: :)
     
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    can you explain light painting
     
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    I've messed with this before, here is one of my favorites thus far.
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    I did it with a flashlight as well.
     
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    Briefy,

    1. Camera is on tripod and the shutter locked open or set to a 1-3 minute exposure. Obviously this is at night or in a very dark place.

    2. Using a flashlight, strobe or led light, you "paint" light onto the subject, always moving the light beam. The more light you let fall on the subject, the brighter that area will be.
     
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    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Shutter speed needs to be open for at least 20-30 seconds.......enough time to cover the subject you are shooting. In my case with the 300D, 30 seconds is the longest shutter speed available.
     
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    nice, but you need to check your composition. You have fountains growing from your hood :noes:

    Shoot from a different angle that doesn't have so many lights in the background, that might help things a bit....not sure. I need to try this myself.....
     
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    thanks :cool:
     
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    :werd: :o
     
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    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Thanks for the clarification. I ordered one. :wiggle:
     
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    You can easily extend it with 1/8" stereo extension cords :run: :run:
     
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    Good to know.
     
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    real life dodging.:noes:
     
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    He was giving you crap, you have plenty of lens flare (when the lights look like :eek3: instead of :)).
     
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    More like real life burning in. Dodging is holding back light.
     
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    You know what?

    Use a shorter exposure (30 seconds or less) and use a more powerful flashlight. It's a good attempt, but the background lights still overpower the subject. Take a couple of test shots with the lens stopped down enough so that the background is underexposed a stop or two. Then grab your bright ass (hopefully) flashlight and paint the hell out of the car. That should give you the effect you're looking for.
     
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    Burning = make darker

    Dodge = make lighter
     
  21. Frank N. Beans

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    I was using a 30 second exposure for those shots. My resources were limited on that night, the flashlight was VERY dim. I have a million candlewatt flashlight we are going to use the next night out. :hsd:
     
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    That's what you need to use :cool:
     
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    true. but when you are burning something the whole point is to make that area darker. although i have never done "light painting" im pretty sure the goal is to make the area lighter.
     

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