The Light Painting Vlog #38 – How to Create a Light Painted Double Exposure

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! 

The process began with figuring out the two different aspects of the shot individually. First I started with the silhouette aspect. I took several test shots to figure out the best camera settings and flash brightness settings.

After I took several test shots of the first part, I moved on and focused on nailing the shot of the lantern.Testing out the first part of my double exposure

Here is the second half of the shot.
Here is the second half of the shot.

 

More to follow!