My entry is from a fun series of light painting photos I did a while back. I specifically bought duck eggs for this photo. Reasoning for this is simple.
Duck eggs are white and have super translucency so light painting with it made complete sense.
Entry Image, The spirit of the Egg
My concept behind this is image was to play with the idea of a spirit breaking free from the egg. Thus the title The Spirit of the Egg
A tripod was of course required, as well as a cheap remote shutter.
I used a small torch tied to a string to get the fluid motion, it took various takes to get the look I wanted
This is much tricker then it looks, however having a live bulb mode on your camera helps as you can see the exposure build up.
This was taken on my Olympus e-pm2 camera, shutter speed was 4.7 seconds with an fstop of 13.
Use of a remote shutter is super important for keeping the image sharp, it also allows you to use one hand for the light painting and one for the shutter release
As mentioned I took a series of photos, so to give you a more complete background picture. Here's a few shots that may inspire others. You can really see how controlling light is such a creative tool to add to your skill sets. Photography only works with light so it makes sense right :-)
the mystical door stop
This almost made my top pick, but I like the story behind the spirit of the egg, again shot the same way but spinning the torch in a circular fashion and using the reflective chrome to add further complexity to the photo
The Laser Series
The following images you can see why duck eggs where so much fun to light paint with, especially when you play with an uber powerful laser pen. The laser just scatters through the shell in amazing ways. Point it just right and the egg glows with a strangely diffused and noisey light but still sharp on the details. With light painting this allows you to build up bounce light and direct light in your images.
Crop in, look at that crazy diffused laser lighting
One cannot underestimate the power of bounce light, here you can see it dances around the broken egg
That glow is almost alien
That's me for now thank you for viewing.
Nick aka @niko3d
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