Light Painting Dead Flowers

Light Painting Dead Flowers

Light Painting Dead Flowers  – With Valentines Day coming this weekend its a great time to do some Light Painting. If you have flowers in the house don’t toss them away! Light paint them. I find the most interesting are the Lily.  When the pebbles fall off just keep them.

Items needed to Light Painting Dead Flowers .

  • Sheet of glass (I take a sheets out of glass out of my picture frames)
  • Flashlights
  • Duck tape or Gaffers Tape
  • Black cloth
  • Know manual settings on your camera
  • Remote Trigger is good so you don’t shake the camera on long exposures. If you don’t have one use the remote timer to get around the shake.

I found an old picture frame in storage and took the glass out. I washed it with soap and it was perfect. As I setup the tripod I knocked the glass to the floor. SO I started this project by smashing my glass by mistake. SHHhhh don’t tell the wife. Needless to say be more careful than I was and don’t bust your glass. I could still use the glass for what I was going to do but it won’t be as pretty of a setup. *GRIN*

Broken Glass

Broken Glass

I have lots of lights here are a few. I find most the lights now are LED now and they are way too bright. To get around this I use a snoot I create out of tape. A snoot light modifier is seen at the top of this image. It is a tube of Gaffers tape I put on the end of the flash light to direct the light. I can then use the snoot to direct the light to where I want it with out the hard LED light. I used the snoot tube to paint light like a paint brush back and forth when taking the long exposure image.

Light Paining Flash Lights

Light Paining Flash Lights

I put my broken glass under 2 boxes of shoes to hold the glass from breaking any further. I have the glass hanging off the table. I have a black sheet under the glass and used the sheet to hide some of the white table so I don’t get reflections off the white table. The reason I use glass hanging in mid air is so I can get light under the images and give the illusion of the flower floating in mid air.

Camera Setup

Camera Setup

To find my camera settings see them on my flickr page where I uploaded more samples. You will see I used 2 different lenes. I used a macro lens and another. Lens does not really matter unless you are after a certain look. I shot in an almost dark room and some shots where 20 seconds long while I light painted with the flash lights.
Camera Settings are see on the image pages on flickr.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bcbusinesshub/albums/72157662245152283

Light Painting Dead Flowers

Light Painting Dead Flowers

Light Painting Dead Flowers

Light Painting Dead Flowers

Light Painting Dead Flowers

Light Painting Dead Flowers

Light Painting Dead Flowers

Here you can see the flash light move in the top left and all the specs look like stars but they are dust on the mirror.

Light Painting Dead Flowers

Light Painting Dead Flowers

Light Painting Dead Flowers

Light Painting Dead Flowers