Thursday, February 2, 2012

More Painting With Light

I had so much fun experimenting with the painting with light technique (HERE) that I had to try it again.  It is recommended to start small before moving outdoors to large scenes. 

Getting the light just where you want it, and not where you don't, takes a lot of experimentation with light source, camera settings and subjects.

Today I thought I'd grab a couple pair of boots and some vintage objects.  Here are some of the results:



I shot the vintage bottles with an antique minnow cage.  One of the coolest things I've ever found at a yard sale, btw.  It's perfect for burning a jar candle in when it's standing on end.
Linking up with You Capture/Still Life.

15 comments:

  1. What is not to love about this photo of boots!
    Nice tinkering around with your light.
    You have a lot of time to mess with photos now that you have your winter break in the house with the snow outside.

    Read you previous post about how people go outside with their cameras in the sun. You go out in the fog, rain, snow, What a woman. So true, the worst photos I take are when the sun is out.

    Jane

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    1. Thanks, Jane! I'm pretty happy with the results. Expecting some snow tonight-you know what that means, ha!

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  2. These are wonderful! I love the rich tones in both shots.

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  3. Very interesting technique, it creates such a different, rich looking photo. I had never heard of this before, but think I might have to give it a try.

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    1. Definitely give it a try! Don't get discouraged at first, it takes a bit of experimenting with the settings but the ones in the nikon link in my linked post are a good starting point. Have fun!

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  4. I like the shots of your experimenting with light. Fantastic results with both the boots and bottles!

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    1. Thank you for the encouraging words, much appreciated!

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  5. Now I am intrigued. I read the whole article on light painting. Thanks for the link. I, too, think you did a great job. Especially with the bottle shot. Great, and very unique, captures!

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  6. I linked back to your post today. Check it out at ToadMama's Interstitial Space.

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  7. Stunning images, Nancy! If I ever have time, I would love to try that technique!

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    1. Thanks, Kara! I know what you mean about the time thing-I'm impressed with what YOU do, could never have done this photography thing while teaching, hats off to you. I hope you got my email in time for your blog post!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for the link too. It's definitely something I'm putting on my summer to-do list!

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    1. Thank you! It's definitely something to try!

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