The link between painting and photography has always been close. They’re both art forms, and one practice can influence the other. Some photographers have blended photography and painting, but there’s no brush and paint. Instead, there’s a camera and light. This article looks at some of the best light painting photography in our space.Continue reading…
All images by Jason D Page. Used with permission.
Based out of Hobe Sound, Florida, photographer Jason D Page has been creating light painting photographs for over a decade. Jason is also the creator of the Light Painting Brushes system, a collection of specialty lighting tools designed with light painters in mind. We had previously featured some of Jason’s work here on the Phoblographer: These Faces Were Created With Long Exposure Light Painting and his “Lady of the Lake”. Most recently, Jason did a light painting portrait project with the artists performing at iHeartRadio’s Wango Tango music festival in Los Angeles, and shared his experiences with us.
All images by Jason D. Page. Used with permission.
Photographer and founder of the Light Painting Brushes System, Jason D. Page, has created an in-depth tutorial showcasing his method of light painting to create a “Light Man”(or woman). Using tools from his unique lighting system, Page walks you through every step providing camera settings, ideal posing and environmental options, as well as potential trouble areas for those looking to duplicate the technique. The resulting image showcases an illuminated figure with a fiery glow or something akin to what you’d see in a sci-fi film. It’s an easy-to-follow tutorial and potentially useful technique for those looking to do something creative with light painting. Continue reading…
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Photographer Jason D. Page is a light painter who has been shooting since 2004; and in order to create the “Lady of the Lake” image for this series, he needed an eight minute exposure. He typically lights scenes by taking a light and painting very carefully–which can be very tough to do. In fact, Jason owns LightPaintingPhotography.com.
Here’s his story.
Photos by Jason D Page. Used with permission.
Usually, folks love creating shapes when light painting. But photographer Jason D Page decided to do something totally different. In his photo series, “Icons” Jason created faces of famous folks through light painting. More amazingly is the fact that the images are straight out of the camera without any post-production at all–sans cropping and removing a couple of dead pixels.
Jason told us a bit more about the images:
“The faces in my “Icons” series are individuals that I feel have made significant cultural impact and inspire countless people around the world. This is the kind of impact I hope my light painting work will have in the world of art and photography. I hope my light painting work inspires people to see a camera as more than a tool to document but also as an artistic instrument used to capture light.
My “Icons” series are created by first physically deconstructing an iconic image several times over. Those deconstructed pieces are then turned into many different plates made from various translucent materials. Once the plates are created the light print process can begin. My Light Print making process is similar to traditional print making with the exception of my medium being light instead of ink. Creating the plates and working out all the variables to create an image usually takes me about a week. It is a very laborious process, but for me its well worth the effort.”
More of our favorites are after the jump.
Jason Page creates ethereal scenes using long exposures and light painting with tools. But the extra kicker for Jason though is that he doesn’t do any post-production and instead tries to get it all done in the camera despite claims that he does the work in Photoshop from those otherwise not informed.. Funny enough, he first got into the technique after accidentally bumping his camera while photographing the moon and seeing a streak go across the frame. And at the moment, he currently runs the Light Painting Photography website.
A short documentary was released on him today, but in all honesty we instead highly recommend that you look at his images. A bunch of his premiere selections are after the jump.