Worship the ball of light! Mid exposure lens swapping with some assistance from Michelangelo...steemCreated with Sketch.

in #photocircle7 months ago

During my lightpainting journey of discovery (or trying to figure out how the hell it was done!) I discovered that I could use an iPad screen as a source of light. So a quick scout around and I found Michelangelo's Creation of Adam painting and set about adding it to a lightpainting shot.


Firstly for the image on the iPad, I cloned out Adam and other stuff to make a black unexposed space within which to add more light. I then exported the resulting image to an iPad and took the tablet with me to this abandoned railway tunnel in Nottinghamshire.

For the second part of the image, I used a Samyang full frame fisheye lens and set up my LP buddy, @neilru in position. I fired a Godox strobe from the back of the frame to make Neil in to a silhouette. I then moved to the spot where Neil is stood and spun a www.denissmith.com.au/ Ball of Light tool.

Once I was happy with the second part I set about putting both elements of the shot together in one photographic exposure. First I shot the image on the iPad and replaced the lens cap without ending the exposure. I then swapped lenses and tripods to point down the tunnel and set the flash off and spun the orb. It took a few attempts to cure my OCD when spinning orbs but Neil was very patient! Ended the exposure, job done.

This image was created in one photographic exposure with a Sony A7 camera, a Sony Zeiss 16-35mm and a Samyang 12mm fisheye lens. You should definitely check out Denis Smith's www.denissmith.com.au/ Ball of Light tool, a cracking piece of kit always in my bag and built like a tank!

Another example of a Ball of Light:


I am by no means the best in the world at spinning orbs on account of the fact that I have three left feet:


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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Nice spinning dude. Cool as.

Cheers pal, one of those nights where I had my orb mojo....I still keep misplacing it lol

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