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)
- 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*
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.
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.
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.