model: NiCole - studio session - (2010)
Light painting has fascinated me and I've been experimenting with it for about three years. This was the finest session I've had to date - and this my favorite image from it.
I employ two identical LED flashlights to illuminate the 30 second exposure. I have purchased so many flashlights that it hurts to think about it. Getting workable color temperature and the right amount of light is key.
This day was especially enjoyable as there were three photographer friends sharing the experience and experimentation along with our model and yours truly. Here - William applied the lights while Carolyn and I worked the cameras. Ruth was attending to the dog just then. Since we gathered three separate recordings of each exposure from three different positions and different lenses - my hope is to create a compilation of images from the session.
FYI / EXIF fans:
Canon 5D-Mk II with Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. ISO 100 - at 35mm - f/11 for 30 seconds.
A special thank you to NiCole who is just remarkable at holding these long poses - despite a being circled at close quarters by the light wielder while all of us made wise-cracks - she was motionless. More photographs from this Saturday's session with model NiCole will resume on Wednesday. Please note - there's some very mild nudity on some.
[tomorrow]: more fun with Kat Love on the streets of San Francisco for our Tuesday.
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