Friday, October 10, 2008

Illustration Friday: Strings



I'm working on a project using painting with light techniques. It looks a lot like strings, except they are made of light. This is an image showing a 1926 photograph of my grandmother and my aunt, who had a turbulent relationship with each other. They were tied to each other but sometimes it was a bit messy... and not so great for those around them.



HOW TO: Painting with light is done by setting your subject up in a completely dark space and then taking a light source and moving it around your subject while the camera is taking the picture. I used a laser pointer here and had a small flashlight shining onto the top center of the scene. Your camera must be on a tripod and the shutter speed is set very slow, like a minute or more, ISO at about 100. Because the shutter is open for a long time the camera will pick up all the movements you make with the light, creating lines wherever you move the light.




7 comments:

Connie said...

What an intriguing idea and what a fabulous and emotional image you got as a result.

eyecontact said...

Very innovative! Thanks for the explanation, too.

ArtSparker said...

this quite a handsome piece.

Rui Sousa said...

What a beautiful work, very nice!
So fantastic!
Congratulations!

Regards

O temporário

j.dávila said...

How cool! And the explanation is so helpful.

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