INSPIRATION Light Painting with Dave Black

Humanity is drawn to light. We can’t help but look toward the brightest part of a picture. As a photographer, it’s my responsibility to help guide the viewer to the scene, and I can do so with light.

Why light paint? Why not use a flash with a strobe and softbox? There’s something about the way light painting feathers right onto the subject and makes it distinctively different from a studio-flashed image. By moving the light source continually, swirling and brushing light across the subject during a long exposure, you can wrap light around the subject. You can create pockets of light and soft transitional edges in places that other lighting systems cannot. The look is very stylized and unique, and produces a one-of-a-kind image. Check this out…

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