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
I had grand plans for this photograph, but plans and reality are often separate. Even with that said, this image served as a learning experience. As the days are growing longer with spring on it’s way here in Minnesota, it is getting more challenging to wake up early enough to make it to my locations before the light floods the scene. Read more
How can I create a literal “light painting”? Wait, I know, I’ll use a paint brush and paint it with light! So after I came up with that brilliant groundbreaking idea ;), it was time to make it happen. Read more
It’s the 3rd episode of the Light Painting Vlog! With winter starting to fade here in Minnesota, I am already looking forward to summer. Read more
In episode #2 of the Light Painting Vlog, I take what we learned from episode #1 and apply it to create a conceptual photograph.
Using the spoon once again and a mug, I tried to create an image that mimicked steam pouring out of a mug/bowl, except that steam was made of light. Read more
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
Every year the Stimulight Duo travels North towards Lutsen, Minnesota to spend a weekend snowboarding and partying in a cabin overlooking Lake Superior. This year we went in with a plan. Johnny and I decided to create what would be know as “Boardhenge”. Read more
1. It starts with focus
Spending hours in the dark making images can be a lot of fun, until you get home and realize all your images are out of focus. Doh! Read more
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
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