Saturday, November 7, 2009

Light Painting

My assignment for this past week's photography class was light painting. Sort of like the little pumpkin shot in my Halloween post. The idea is to take a picture with a long exposure and "paint" the shot with light - illuminating what you want and sort of drawing, too, with smaller lights. This leaves a very wide range of creative options, to be sure, and my brain was on overload trying to decide what to do! I borrowed Mindy's super-awesome camera and called up my brother Jon and his wife Sarah to help me out. We trekked around for hours having fun and collaborating. Here's what I came up with.











Some of these are edited a bit to take out, er, mistakes. Some of them are edited better than the others. I don't know that I feel 100% confident about these, so please...I could use some feedback. I'd like to feel finished with this assignment and move on to my next one - portraiture.
What do you think? Which one is your favorite? Which one is just not workin' for you and why?

7 comments:

Amy said...

I really like the third and fourth wedding dress ones and the last one makes me laugh.

How nice for you that you have such photogenic sisters-in-law.

60ish and Glad said...

The last one made me laugh out loud. Love it. Sarah was a great model. I like the heart ones.

christina said...

My faves are the first and fourth ones.

mindy said...

i vote for either of the swingset shots...although i think the one with the question mark is framed the best. :)

Kate said...

I like the stick men. They make me laugh.

Mary said...

My favorite is Sarahlove5 Where she has a heart over her chest. The only thing I don't like about it is that I can see the light pen or something in her hand. I imagine that can be edited out though. I like that she's quiet and calm and there is a sense of thoughtfulness and contentment in her pose.

claibornes corner said...

I like the first one of the fire place and the swing shot too...thanks for calling me on friday - it's just nice to knows how you care I love you...