Beautiful blue and red orb.
Would you like to learn first-hand how to paint with light? I offer free classes at libraries, schools or other institutions within a 40 mile radius of Galion, Ohio.
These short (90 minutes to 2 hours) introductory digital photography classes teach a fun and easy long exposure technique called Light Painting.
The instruction is tailored for the average person who is used to using a point and shoot camera. The talk includes a 30 minute PowerPoint slide show followed by a short question and answer session. The remaining time is spent involving the attendees in a live demonstration of creating their own light painting photos. I will also bring some sample tools that can be used for light painting.
These classes are offered free of charge, and class dates are flexible. Ninety minutes is the optimal amount of class time for this presentation.
If you’d like your local library (or other group) to present this class, please forward them the link to this post. They can use my contact form to arrange for me to present this class. Read more... (279 words, 1 image, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
Playing around with a new light painting tool I’m currently developing. Took these pictures in my livingroom. The diameter of the outer blue orb is 6.5 feet. I hope you enjoy them! I’ll post more pictures after I make a few tweaks to my design. Leave some comments, good or bad.
Beautiful blue orb
Beautiful red and blue light painted circles
Beautiful blue orb with a red orb inside of it
[ Update January 15, 2013: I published this article as an "instructable" on instructables.com on December 20th, 2012. I was notified today that it won a prize as a runner up in a photography contest! How cool is that? Go check out the instructables website if you need to find a 2nd home for your inner geek!]
Domes. They’re beautiful. Would you like to know how they’re made, and how you can make your own easily?
All you need is a simple dome tool. This consists of a circular shape with lights around it, and an axle equal in length to the radius of the circle. That sounded complicated, didn’t it? How’s this: It’s a bicycle wheel with holiday lights around it.
It doesn’t have to be a bicycle wheel, but they make the best example. Below, you’ll see two photos (front and side) of a quick little dome tool I made from one of my wife’s cross-stitching loops. I put some battery operated LED Christmas lights around it, added an “axle” that you can see in the side shot, and that’s all it took to make the picture above! It only took me about 15 minutes to assemble. Read more... (383 words, 2 images, estimated 1:32 mins reading time)
I’m in the process of developing a new light painting tool. It’s capable of doing domes, orbs, spheres, tunnels, and a few other things…all from one tool! These three pictures were the very first three that we took with our rough prototype. I think it shows great promise! Keep an eye out here and I should have some pictures and more details available about the tool in a couple of weeks.
Light Painting a Dome
Futuristic Ant Farm