Posts Tagged ‘night photography’

Light Painting at Night

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All photography is really painting with light for without light, conventional photography is impossible. But light painting has come to mean using an artificial source of light to paint a subject into life out of darkness.. Kinda sounds like Dr. Frankenstein, doesn’t it. Well, it’s not as scary as what he was up to and […]


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 […]