Light Painting Art

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Light Painting Target Practice (with Nate Jones)


I had the esteemed pleasure of light painting archer, Nate Jones. Nate is chasing the dream of becoming an olympic archer, and he is well on his way. Last night we lit up the targets and with the help of some light nocked arrows, we made some interesting shots. It was fun to see Nate arc the arrows into the target, in the dark, from the other end of the field.    Read More……

Becoming Abstract


When it comes to making an “abstract” image, it is important to understand what an abstract image really is. While it appears to be a random act of art that could be created by a monkey, in which the scientists with the monkey would label is as “abstract” in order to justify the end result. In fact I would argue that an abstract image that works, is one that is rooted with design principles and composition. In order to show you how this particular image came to be, I will show you the variations created in order to arrive at the final piece. Continue reading



I was given this old Yashica MG-1 camera as a gift a while back. It is a pretty cool film camera. You find find out more about it here.

Anyways I decided it was right time to take a snap of this photogenic camera and the only suitable way was through light painting. Using a mirror, green LED, and a flashlight with some paper (tutorial here). This is the final result. Hope you enjoy light painting and cool cameras as much as I do.

As always, keep painting the world in light!

Dan vs Johnny $100 Light Painting Challenge



After a good night of wine with my lady, it was time for a good old fashion light painting session. Using some Bokeh and cheap LP tools, I put this composition together.

After the shoot was over and I was editing this image, that inspiration that the booze can sometimes give you crept up and a thought appeared inside my head. Johnny and I have missed a couple weeks of light painting due to our busy schedules. This is not ok with us as we both love the sport of light painting. So last night I got a hold of Johnny and we decided to do something about this problem. We have decided that the first one of us that misses one week of light painting will have to give the other a $100 gift card to B&H. Due to limited financial resources, this is actually one challenge I don’t want to lose. So bring it on Johnny!

All the competitions aside, we hope that you enjoy our work.

Keep the light on the canvas!


Orb History in the Making

As I type this my fellow Stimulighter Johnny A is en route to meet some of the finest light painters the United States has to offer. Their objective is to create the most light painted orbs ever created in one exposure. The previous record is held by Andrew Wells. You can see the story here. This really shows why light painting is so freaking awesome!  Johnny is excited and doesn’t want to disappoint so he has been practicing his orbage techniques.


Not only am I jealous that Johnny gets to hang out with all these amazing light painters, I am now itching to get out and make some orbs myself.

It turns out Johnny gets to meet the legendary Jeremy Jackson at his Tacky Shack! I know this is one of Johnny’s hero’s and he is hoping a ‘tacky mask’ will take place.

So good luck Johnny (and Kate)! I know you will represent Stimulight well! As for the light painting world, great things are happening so be a part of the light painting revolution!


Light Painting to the (V) Max

I realize how corny the title is and I apologize.


If I could give one tip about life I would like to suggest that everyone light paint often (trust me it’s awesome) and enjoy the ride. Life is short so don’t waste it doing shit you don’t care about.

About the photo: this is a 20th edition Yamaha Vmax. It is special to me because it belonged to my late father. He left us in 2010. While I am not too attached to physical things, I have to say that when you rev this bad girl up, she demands respect. I can see why my parents enjoyed this bike so much. You might notice some water on the bike. I set the bike up (after washing it very carefully) and got ready to shoot right as a thunderstorm rolled through. Instead of giving up I just went ahead and shot in the rain. (Was hoping for some awesome lightning but wasn’t gifted any). I then used one of my tools I made from paper and electrical tape (here is how I made the tool) and gave the image that light painting love it deserved. That’s it. Flashlight and a piece of paper with some electrical tape. It is amazing what you can do with a little LP.


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