Light Painting Art

Category: How We Did It

How We Made It – The Graphic Triangle

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.



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How We Made It – Foggy Light Painting

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. Continue reading

I Project an Ideal Saturday Night

Dark tunnels, bright lights, cold beer, and good friends. That is my kinda Saturday night!

I had the esteemed pleasure of having Kate and Chris join me for a little light painting action. We ventured down into a culvert below a road I drive on every day, but had never been inside before. I had a lot of inspiration and new ideas brewing in my mind so I was excited to get down there! Continue reading

Two Hours Alone in a Drain

I finally got around to finishing off a spirograph light painting tool that I had put off for a while.  I’ve had this revamped version of an old wheel for a few years since TCB and I built it.

Since then, it has had 3-4 different sets of battery powered LED light strands mounted to it. This time, I had a super long red LED light strand so I knew it would create a massive amount of spirograph patterns. Continue reading

Breaking Down the Shot: Floating Cookware


Last week if you were paying attention you may have seen this photo. We created this photo with a flashlight as an outside light source along with  a bit of fridge light and overhead light for effect. What this means is that the pose Jackie is holding would need to be held for at least 30 seconds. It is pretty difficult to make things float in the air for that period of time. So.. we cheated. This is how we did it. Continue reading