Photography, light painting, graphic design, fine art, they all have one thing in common. They rely on design principles to work. Recently inspired by other forms of art, I am taking my light paintings in a new direction focusing heavily on the principles of design. These include principles such as composition, line weight, color, pattern, balance, etc.
A thick fog surrounded us as the campfire softly flickered at William O’Brien State Park. After a day of hiking, we were all exhausted and ready for bed, but I had other ideas. I convinced Jackie and Lauren to take make the 2 mile hike back down into the park. It was now dark, foggy and icy. Read more
Whenever you have an opportunity to hang out with great people in a great place with great food, TAKE IT!
Stan and Andrea invited Jackie and I (Dan) out to Solberg Lake (Wisconsin) for a weekend on the water! Naturally once night hit, we took a canoe out under the stars with a little bit of steel wool. Read more
Sometimes inspiration comes out of nowhere… I was trying to figure out what to light paint for the vlog, when inspiration struck me. I noticed the lantern sitting on my patio table and thought to myself, why haven’t I done any fun light paintings with this?
I had just returned from three weeks on the road for work and was itching to do some light painting, with the day off in the morning, I took my time before getting started and got outside around midnight. I ended up getting into my process and light painting for over three hours! Read more
As the days have reached their peak length with the apex of sunshine upon us, it was only right to take advantage of an almost perfect night on the Lake Wobegon Trail. Read more
This episode of the Light Painting Vlog is a little different. Instead of a how to, it is more of a collection of videos from our adventure with Anya. I will explain how we made the final light painting in detail here in writing. Read more
Not long ago My wife and I gathered up $2000 and bought ourselves a 1995 Chevy G20 Van with a high top. This would be our Adventure Van! Read more
In this episode we celebrate Dan & Jackie’s wedding and shoot a light painted wedding portrait! Read more
In this episode of the Light Painting Vlog, Johnny gets a new light painted profile picture. Read more
In this episode we spin some light orbs on an abandoned bridge in rural North Carolina. Read more