The beauty of light painting photography is the challenge it poses. The digital age has definitely removed much of the challenge from producing a great image, although it has opened up a lot of creative outlets that weren’t there before. I wanted to take a vintage camera that represents the old film days of photography and present it using the art of light painting. Using downtown Minneapolis as a backdrop, I waved a light around during the exposure to create the image below.

Kodak Camera

This was shot using a Nikon D5100 DSLR camera and at 26mm (17-50mm Tamron lens). ƒ2.8, 3s, ISO100

It’s hard to believe how far photography has come in such a short time. It’s important to keep trying new things and improving as much today as it was when this old 2 A Folding Autographic Brownie Kodak camera was new.

Keep Stimulighting the Night!




-Dan McCreight