Tag: Light Painting

The Light Painting Vlog #6 – Light Painting Redemption

Redemption is sweet!

Did you see the tiny Blue Gil swimming around the bobber? Look closely at :47 seconds.

I headed back to the river for round 2 of the fishing scene. I made it down to my location earlier this time and jumped into action. I brought a bobber with me to really add some bright color to an otherwise blue scene. Immediately I could see an improvement from yesterday’s photo shoot. The flashlight was was working great, and I could pull of long exposures with no problem. Read more

The Light Painting Vlog #1 – A Makeshift Light Painting Brush

Welcome to the very first episode of the Light Painting Vlog!

Why a vlog? Sometimes we creatives make excuses for ourselves not to get out and create art. We wake up and it’s cold outside, or we have too many things on our to-do-list, maybe we are feeling a little sick or we haven’t had the optimal amount of sleep required to power through the day. Whatever the case may be, I was feeling a lot of that! Read more

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Why is Light Painting so Aggravating?

It always begins as an amazing adventure. The gear is packed, a plan is roughly in place, and it’s time to head out into the night. You pull up to the edge of the forest, and your headlights shine deep into the woods. You grab your equipment and search for the headlamp you left sitting on the dining room table. After a few futile attempts to find it, your flashlight is promoted. Read more



“SOOC”, “straight-out-of-camera”.

What does that really mean?


Sounds self explanatory, but let me give you a little background.

Before I got deep into the light painting world, I went to school to become a commercial photographer. As I was learning the ins and outs of photography, I would occasionally see a raw image from a shoot thrown online with the acronym, “SOOC”. All that meant was that the photographer wanted to share an image before they had a chance to work with it in Photoshop or any other editing software.

Now enter the quirky light painting community. This is where things get weird. “SOOC” has created a bit of a division of beliefs among many. Read more