“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. Continue reading