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    1. binaryCoco 54 months ago | reply

      Aaaaaaahhh... FIRE!

    2. Matt.L 2011 32 months ago | reply

      thanks David iv never seen this before im quite inspired now! :)

    3. Schlaich 32 months ago | reply

      It's fake light painted fire I didn't want to burn the house down.
      Thanks that's cool to read, light painting offers endless opportunities to explore it's a lot of fun.

    4. moose malloy 26 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm fascinated by your brilliant fire effect, not one I've seen before. You've been very open about your technique in your posts on some of your other images. I'm just wondering if I can press you for more details? What do you do with the torch during all this? Do you move around holding both the foil and the torch, or keep the torch static? How do you avoid torchlight falling on your subject?

      I also like the light streaks you did around this horse (the picture before this), like calligraphy strokes, or fairy trails :) It looks more than just waving a torch at the lens. It has given me an idea, but it might be nothing like what you did :)

      Don't share if you want to keep your secrets, I can understand that!

    5. Schlaich 26 months ago | reply

      Thank you, I don't mind answering questions. I move the flashlight and the foil. If you don't move the foil you can get creases showing if the foil was folded and it will look like foil. It's all about the motion blur. In this shot you can see the light reflecting onto the subject which I wanted so it looked like the only source of light. If you don't want the light to reflect onto your subject you can light paint in front of the subject. If you want to light paint behind the subject without the reflected light you could try controlling the reflection maybe using a small piece of foil so you can control it better, I'm not sure if changing the shape of the foil into a cone an shining the light in would help control the reflection better. If the light is reflected onto your subject then shining a brighter light might wash the reflected color away. It's something worth experimenting with. Your question made me think to write a tutorial on my group Shining Light on Cancer we are collecting light painting photographs to create a book to raise money for a cancer charity. Here's a link to that tutorial, there are other tutorials there too.
      www.flickr.com/groups/1545026@N24/discuss/72157629130921716/

      For the other horse photo I was just moving a flashlight in front of the camera, when I move the flashlight up so the light no longer faces the camera it creates a line of light that seems to fade and get thiner. Have fun trying these techniques.

    6. moose malloy 26 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the tips, David. I'm going to do some trials, see how these methods turn out for me :)

    7. Schlaich 26 months ago | reply

      Trying new things is all part of the fun of light painting, good luck and enjoy.

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