Author: Dan Chick

A Light in the Darkness: Growing a Light Painting Scene Where There Isn’t One

I started light painting in 2013.  I dabbled a bit but was in a photography lull and didn’t push it that hard.  In early 2014 I got inspired again and decided to start shooting again after barely shooting anything at all for five years.  I decided at that point that light painting was going to be where I took my art and that I wanted to be part of a local scene. Metro Denver has over 3 million people.  Colorado has over 5.5 million people.  Four years ago when I decided to really dive into light painting I tried to...

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Using Art in Light Painting Art

The art of photography involves taking pictures of something.  Even the worst of possible shots, the inside of a lens cap, is still a picture of the inside of a lens cap.  Sometimes we shoot pictures of places, sometimes people or animals, sometimes we take pictures of things.  A shot has some type of subject as well as one or more light sources that illuminate the subject. As light painting photographers, we extend this a little further. We still have some type of subject but that subject can change over the course of a shot.  The same subject can be...

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