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Long exposure with a light-brush.
Model: Aria Rainbow
20170824 018 Aria

Long exposure with a light-brush.
Model: Aria Rainbow
20170824 018 Aria
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15 Comments |
Ryleems
 
Ryleems January 15, 2018
That is such a cool effect. How did you do that?
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Sorry for the late reply... It was done with a light brush with blackened fibres: the brush is moved during a long exposure, giving this surreal result.
korinna
 
korinna February 09, 2018
Voted on the long exposure contest
ruebusch
 
ruebusch March 02, 2018
Very Cool. I would love to knnow your technique.
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Sorry for the late reply... It was done with a light brush with blackened fibres: the brush is moved during a long exposure, giving this surreal result.
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth March 03, 2018
Stunning! Extremely unique.
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Thanks
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nllphotogra
 
nllphotogra March 03, 2018
Very cool, but also a little unnerving.
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Ariadney
 
Ariadney March 04, 2018
This is amazing.
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ambermundy
 
ambermundy March 04, 2018
Awesome job
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artieboy53
 
artieboy53 May 08, 2018
Alien being has landed!
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Oh yes, she did
3eyes
 
3eyes May 16, 2018
I really enjoy your work
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Thanks
josemanuelraba
 
josemanuelraba February 03, 2019
Can´t see it, it says Adult content..
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Shouldn't really be adult content. Maybe change your settings?
dustinpalmer
 
dustinpalmer February 23, 2019
Stunningly beautiful!
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aarongilpin
 
aarongilpin August 22, 2019
That’s crazy
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It is in deed ..
Thaddeus
 
Thaddeus May 16, 2021
This is gorgeous and haunting.
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It is in deed..., thanks
margaretcumming
 
margaretcumming March 05, 2022
Beautiful and otherworldly
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michmag
 
michmag March 18, 2022
Wow. Genial style. Please more 😉👏
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Thanks, will do
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken in my studio in Rijswijk, near The Hague.

Time

As the studio cannot be properly darkened, we had to wait until after sunset.

Lighting

The only lightsource is a light-brush. This specific light brush has darkened fibres, such that only the end of the fibres emit light. The brush was moved over the model's body in a long exposure, while she holds still. She did a great job, thanks Aria Rainbow!

Equipment

The main equipment is the light brush with a strong torch. Otherwise it was a Nikon D800 on a tripod and a remote trigger.

Inspiration

I love the creation of abstract and "out of this world" photos, which require a second look to understand what the eye sees. Experimenting with a light brush creates such dreamy effects.

Editing

In post, I did some cropping, minor exposure and clarity correction. The photo is almost as shot.

In my camera bag

The gear I normally use depends on the shoot. In the studio I typically rely on a Nikon D800, but I don't think the equipment is critical.

Feedback

Make sure it's sufficiently dark and have enough empty space behind your model, a black background helps. The way you move the light brush will dramatically effect your result. Embrace it and experiment with it! Explain in detail to the model what you're doing. Have fun!

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