|The light beam was too broad and exposure too short (for me, anyway) - 10 sec @f/11|
|Here, I moved the flashlight closer but the beam is still too broad and exposure too short - 10 sec @ f/11|
|Extended the exposure time to 25 sec and narrowed the beam but was now too far away. f/11|
|Now that the beam was narrower I moved closer this time and concentrated on the flower for 10 sec. Now I'm getting somewhere.|
|This time I spent 25 seconds painting the scene @ f/11|
|30 seconds @ f/11 but there are some harsh highlights on the plate|
|Another 30 second attempt but there are harsh highlights again|
Here's another example. I didn't spend much time putting the scene together as I was more curious about the process and possibilities.
|The beam was too broad. I only wanted to paint the flies and hammer handle. 15 sec @ f/9|
|Still too broad. This time I included painting the ext cord - far left. 15 sec @ f/9|
|Better. I placed some things in scene and got a little more serious with it and was more pleased with the outcome. 20 sec @ f/9|
|Better still. Increased the exposure to 30 sec. to allow for more painting time. I like it. Just wished I had gone with a smaller f/ stop so everything was in focus.|
A google search on the subject kept showing a lot of lightpainting accomplished with lasers that really didn't do much for me. Some of it was ok, though. Here are a couple quick, non-serious attempts I made with a laser pointer I had on-hand. I admit it was fun and couldn't stop laughing after seeing the first attempt on the LCD of the camera but it's the lightpainting with a flashlight that I'll be doing more of.
|Scribbling on the dinner table. 13 second exposure.|
|Laser painted the stemware. 15 second exposure.|
|Vase wrapped in laser light, then while attempting to frame the subject the shutter closed. 10 second exposure.|