Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Light painting on a rock face, part of Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light.
…Initially I set up this shot to do something completely different.…And then I realized that this would be really cool for light painting.…What is light painting?…Well first let me back up a moment.…You may have seen in another video where I used a strobe and…a series of colored gels to illuminate a scene.…Technically this is very similar to that, but…in light painting instead of using a strobe, we're using a constant light, and…that can something as simple as an LED flashlight.…So I've got these colored gels here, and I am going to literally paint the scene.…
Now let me explain technically how I'm going to do this.…And then I'm actually going to show you the lighting and how I'll…operate the light while these light are on without actually taking a picture.…Because to take this picture we're…going to have to turn off the studio lights and operate in complete darkness.…Now obviously you're not going to be able to see me moving around too much then.…So I want to kind of explain everything up front.…So let's start with the camera itself.…
Joseph explores indoor, candlelit scenes; bright cities, where he shows how to capture spectacular traffic trails; and the great outdoors, under the natural light of the moon and stars. The course also contains tips on using your iPhone or other smartphone for low-light photography—or even as a light source—and enhancing noisy, high-ISO images in post-production.
- Setting up low-light portraits
- Using the iPad as a light source
- Shooting a long exposure of city lights
- Shooting simple night photos
- Exposing for the moon
- Processing night shots with StarStaX