Lightpainting on lockdown - my daily exercise in Sherwood Forest

Out for my lockdown solo daily exercise in my local woods which happens to be Sherwood Forest. I conveniently took along a camera rotation tool to assist me with the daily exercise...


For this shot I rotated the camera to a 45 degree angle and fired a red gelled flashgun situated at the base of a dead tree and positioned a Godox strobe around the back of the same tree. I then fired a test shot for exposure:


The important thing to do with these kinds of shots is to leave plenty of dark, unexposed space within which to add more light on subsequent rotations. After I shot the first 45 degree angle, I replaced the lens cap without ending the exposure and rotated the camera to another 45 degree increment and repeated the process a total of four times in the case.

As ever this image was created in one photographic exposure and is not a Photoshop creation.

About me: I usually specialise in shooting lightpainting images but occasionally dabble in urbex and artistic model photography. I'm always on the lookout for someone to collaborate with; please don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to create art.

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For more examples of innovative and original lightpainting including camera rotation photography, check these lightpainters: @fadetoblack @dawnoner @mafufuma @oddballgraphics @martbarras These chaps are amongst the best there is!


Superb mate and what a cracking place to self isolate

Thanks pal, nobody for miles here!