A&P First light painting attempt

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  1. Dan-blackline

    Dan-blackline Registered Sex Offender

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    Something I've wanted to try out for a while.

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  2. di3soft

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    pretty dope, how does one do that
     
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    wrap lights around parts and move camera during exposure
     
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    I'll do a step by step.

    1. Get tripod and blue LED torch pen thing.
    2. Put camera on tripod
    3. Take off the top of the LED torch so the bulb is showing
    4. Turn off lights, computers, close curtains, make it pitch black.
    5. Set camera shutter speed to 30 seconds
    6. Put camera on self timer for 5 seconds or so, focus and press the shutter
    7. Get over to where you wanna start, when camera's shutter opens start to draw round a piece of your subject
    8. When the shutter closes, go back, set self timer, go again, and draw a different part.
    9. Repeat until everything is drawn round, that took 6-7 exposures I think, but I only ended up using 4, there was another one on the pickups, one of the headstock and one on the strap, they just made it too bright.
    10. Import all the photos onto your computer, and open them all at once in photoshop.
    11. Go round each one and clone out lines that are in the wrong place because your too stupid to work out how to turn the pen off :hs:
    12. Copy each picture on top of the background picture.
    13. Select "lighten" as the layering method

    Job done.

    Don't worry too much about yourself getting in the pictures, its too dark for you to be seen. Just make sure the camera has a clear view to the bulb.



    I wanna go back and do it but make it smoother, this was sorta a test but I was pretty impressed with how it came out.
     
  5. 19Godfather86

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    Yeah, I tried that with a cellphone once. It came out ok:

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    thats badass :bowdown:
     
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    that really is cool
     
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    Cooool, definitely background material
     
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    very cool...I did this a while back but with a laser and it looked pretty cool.
     
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    If anyone wants it for a background I can post a full res version
     
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    First:wiggle:
     
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    Black out the top left where the blue shows, and it would be perfect!
     
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    my thoughts exactly
     
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    Full size with blue bit burnt out.
     
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    no photoshop, single exposure :mamoru:, shot also on 35mm
     
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    cliffs?
     
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    sorta light painting, not really, but i figured i'd throw it up for the hell of it.
     
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    flashlight + camera + tripod + light meter ftw?
     
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    Who needs a light meter?

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    fuck i fucked taht up
     
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    My buddy did light painting with a broom. The picture is incredible. If I can get it from him I'll upload it for your viewing pleasure.

    This is hardly light painting, just a long exposure and spinning the camera around hand-held. I took it the first night I had my camera, it's nothing I'm trying to brag about but I thought it was cool.

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