Sunday

Ball of Light

Light graffiti bores me to tears for the most part. I mean it's neat, but it's quickly hit a "been there, done that" threshold from which there is no return. Thanks, Madison Avenue! Gotta say though, Australian photographer Denis Smith still managed to wow me with this "ball of light" photo set. No photoshop here so, how does he do that? Theories?

via NotCot

7 comments:

  1. "Light painting" involves lots of different techniques. Check out the flickr pool of Light Junkies. There is of course some of the 'boring' stuff you hate, however, there is also tons of stuff like the above orb and soooo much more. You will be amazed. http://www.flickr.com/groups/lightjunkies/pool/

    Oh, the above is done with "light on a string" believe it or not. Getting it to look that good takes lots of practice.

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  2. yep, easy to do. Long exposure, light on a string, swing it around and turn around, makes a ball. Cool.

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  3. My husband and I found that playing with lights and a camera is a good way to spend an evening! :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracerfire/3859697826/

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  4. Those pics are taken around Adelaide, South Australia. I live there!! :D Awesome to see such great work being done in here in our little town

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  5. Jenn White's comment "easy to do" I totally don't agree with. Doing this by hand does take a massive amount of practice. Smith's photography is unique. Take the Ball of Light out of the frame and the photo is still a winner.

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  6. Very nice work, Denis!
    Check this one a french artist photographer.

    www.achrome.fr

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  7. I agree with anonymous... This is actually pretty hard and takes practice. This really might show how hard it is... http://wimp.com/lightphotography/ to now show yourself in the photo despite the long exposure you need to be apparently moving alot

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