Light Drawing/ Painting Photography

Light drawings/ paintings are created by moving a light source infront of a camera, which is set at on a slow shutter speed. The camera then captures this movement and can create some magical effects.  It can also be created by selectively illuminating parts of a subject in a dark space. Light painting can take on the characteristics of a quick pencil sketch.

Check out this website for more information about how to create your own –

How To Shoot Light Trails

We were inspired by the many examples of other peoples uses of this photographic technique. Here are a few examples:

A bit of history for you-

In 1949 Pablo Picasso met Gjon Mili, a photographer and lighting innovator, who introduced Picasso to this style of photography. Picasso loved these photos and started creating his own by using a small flashlight in a dark room. This series of photos became known as Picasso’s “light drawings”.

Picasso’s “light drawings”

 

Gjon Mili’s photography

 

“ I had a great time learning about ‘Light Drawing Photogrphy’. I would like to do much more of it. We set up the meeting room as a dark space to work in. I would like to create a photo of myself with wings, a cross and a halo. I love the way that Pascal’s picture turned out.” Matthew Colgan

“It was very interesting. I wasn’t expecting the pictures to turn out the way that they did.” – Declan O’Neill

“This was very very interesting. I had never seen this done before. I will definitely want to do more with this.” – Suzanne Hyland

© 2012 HSE/EVE

About HSE EVE Estuary

HSE EVE Estuary Centre is part of Eastern Vocational Enterprise (EVE) and is a training centre for individuals with intellectual disabilities based in Lissenhall, Swords, HSE Dublin North East. We provide a quality service to sixty four individuals.

2 comments

  1. Patricia Carey

    Me too) I want to do this even n looks great!!!

  2. PAOLOCOFFFEY

    O.M.G.!!!! THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!!! RACHEL ….YOU ARE SO CREATIVE BRINGING THIS FORUM TO THE GROUP TO EXPERIANCE. IT LOOKS FABULOUS…. FAIR PLAY TO YOU AND WELL DONE ALLOWING THE GROUP TO EXPERIENCE THIS ‘MEDIUM’ OF ‘LIGHT’!!!! PICTURES LOOK WONDERFUL!

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