JasonRLA
JasonRLA

The Color of Everything



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Behind The Lens

Location
I was proselyting for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for two years in the Riverside, California area when I first discovered light painting though at the time I didn't know what this form of photography was called. I was riding a bike every single day and at night I would randomly use my bikes lights and experiment with long exposure photos. I would take photos every once in a while testing other things though my time for that was limited due to my focus being on why I was out there. When I got home I bought a better camera and expanded my skills. This photo was one of the ones I took while Proselyting in California.
Time
This was taken at night and was just in a dark room.
Lighting
Light is the essence of all Light Painting. The entire view of the lens is a canvas for the light. Just as painters use different brushes and strokes, the light can be used and manipulated in various ways. Finding different lights and patterns of movements allow each picture to be unique and mesmerizing.
Equipment
I do not remember the exact model of camera I had at the time but it was a simple point and shoot camera. As long as a camera has long exposure capabilities, any camera will do I believe.
Inspiration
This photo was an early experiment, but I wanted to try to take a photo using various colors of lights that showed that a great picture can be made from long exposure photos using this method. Honestly, this was one of the pictures that really got me excited about the photos I was taking and gave me a desire to explore these more when returning home to Utah.
Editing
The only post-processing is minimal brightness and contrast altering if there is any done at all. Other than that, my photos are just as they were taken from the camera.
In my camera bag
I use a Nikon D5200 with a basic lens, though again, this photo was taken by a previous camera that was simply a point and shoot. Light painting can be done with any camera that can take a long exposure photograph.
Feedback
Trial and error. A lot of it. As you take more photos you will find patterns that you like. Then just use various colors until you take a picture that you feel suits your desire for the photo.

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