Posts Tagged ‘Light painting’

Light Painting with Glow Sticks

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  This past weekend we spend time with Rebecca’s lab and her grad students (and 1 undergrad) at the UT Field Research Station in the Smokies. The Smokies may be closed, but areas around are open and we walked up into Greenbrier without any problem. Night time was fun because I brought along some glow […]


Light painting with lasers

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This past week I had a chance to play with light painting and lasers while camping in Linville Gorge in NC. I have been going back and forth to Morganton, NC to work with Seth Hawkins, MD on his Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship (URL). More on that project later. I got to go camping with […]


How not to get burned shooting Fireflies.

Synchronous fire flies on display

Ok, so Fireflies don’t give off any heat, but getting great images of them is still not easy. Much easier now, though, than when I tried with film years ago. The most interesting fireflies (lightning bugs) are the Synchronous variety found most numerous in the Great Smoky Mountains. Last part of May into June, these […]


How to Paint with Light

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Photography derives its name from the “painting with light”. But the term light painting has come to mean using external sources of light (flashlight, candle, etc) to paint in light on a subject at night. The method I use in Light Painting requires a flashlight and some way to color the light. First, choose a […]