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.
More to follow!