A DIY LIGHT BIKE TUTORIAL
In this article I’ll show you how to convert your bicycle into an LED Light Bike. It’s surprisingly easy and really cheap. I did mine for around $60. If you ride at night, this will make your bicycle more safe and better looking. If you are into photography like us here at Stimulight the Night. Your bike will become the ultimate light painting tool.
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
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
Today I am taking you into the world of Macro (Micro) photography. Macro and Micro are the same thing in this example, just means close up photography. Not only are we getting into Macro photography, I am using light painting instead of studio lights or strobes to create a commercial looking image. Read more
A handful of years ago, I was a student at Iowa State University. I had just started playing with a camera and was inspired by a show on the Weather Channel where a fine art photographer named Peter Lik made landscape photography look like fun. One morning I grabbed a tripod and my camera, got up before sunrise on a chilly morning, and headed to a small pond a few miles north of campus. The weather was terrible! The wind was howling, the light was beginning to show but I could see a thick layer of clouds above me. I grabbed my gear and hiked down to the beach, while fighting the cold wind with nothing but a light sweatshirt. Read more
The beauty of light painting photography is the challenge it poses. The digital age has definitely removed much of the challenge from producing a great image, although it has opened up a lot of creative outlets that weren’t there before. Read more