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Author: Jannis Sid

Challenge of The Week 23

here is the current  Challenge of the Week 23   This week we are going to be having LIGHT PAINTING PORTRAIT as our theme for the challenge. All you need to do is to include a person in your image. It can be either properly lit or more artistic… Try different ones and see what you come up with! You can participate by uploading your submission through Instagram with the hashtag #lpblogchallenge. You can submit your image until Saturday 10th of June. The Artist of the month will be the jury selecting a winning picture on Sunday 11th of June. This will...

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Throwback Thursday – Black Sabbath Album Artwork

I don’t think many people in this world hasn’t heard of Black Sabbath. One of most influential bands ever for rock, they are considered to be pioneers of heavy metal music. Even if you are not into this kind of music, there is no way you haven’t heard at least one song of them somehow. One of the greatest hits ever and the classic song to be requested whenever any rock band plays is “Paranoid.” My “day job” is doing lighting for concerts, events, theater, and last year I was lucky to see these guys from close while working for them on their gig here...

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LPWA Meetup PNW2017

Another Meetup is announced for July! LPWA Meetup PNW2017   Dates: 21st to 23th of July 2017 Location: Mt. St. Helens, WA Meetup supervisor/ coordinator: Chris Bauer, LPWA North West Representative Registrations: Notes: Some fees applicable.Prepare for hiking 🙂 For more details and information check the events page in LPWAlliance...

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Throwback Thursday – Jyrki Parantainen

I was visiting a friend the other day. Daniel is a great guy, has always been inspiring me in many ways. When I started to tell him about this blog, I m starting he looked at me and said: Hey… I think I have something you ‘ll really like. Do you know Jyrki Parantainen? Jyrki who? And then he does a little online search, and he shows me this… This guy has been using light painting techniques on his work in the 80s and produced some fantastic imagery I ‘ve never heard of. I knew my friend was right....

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11 Easy Light Painting Ideas to Try as a Beginner

So you discovered Light Painting! Well done! You are officially hooked (or if not yet, you are on your way 😉 Highly contagious and dangerous sport it is.Ever heard of Light Junkies..? 😛 I remember as a beginner I sometimes run out of ideas. Didn’t have many tools to start with, my camera, a tripod and couple of cheap flashlights. I had already tried a couple of stuff but I though I could do much more without more tools, etc. So I turned to the net to get some ideas and inspiration. Although there are some great places to...

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LPWA Meetup BC2017

Another Meetup is up in some weeks! LPWA Meetup BC2017   Dates: 19th to 21th of Mai 2017 Location: Fraser Canyon – British Columbia/ Canada Meetup supervisor/ coordinator: Derek Lawrence, LPWA Canadian Representative Registrations: Notes: Some fees applicable.Prepare for hiking 🙂   For more details and information check the events page in LPWAlliance...

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The Light Painting Photographer Who Lights Up Finland’s Polar Night

Here is a great post from Peta Pixel by MICHAEL ZHANG about Hannu Huhtamo. Starting in December of each year, Finland’s northern region has a period of about 50 days in which the Sun never rises above the horizon. Photographer Hannu Huhtamo embraces the prolonged darkness of this “polar night,” turning it into the canvas for his beautiful light-painting long-exposure photos. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Huhtamo has built up an impressive collection of light painting photos created in a range of locations, from abandoned buildings to forest landscapes. After drawing sketches of what he’d like to create, Huhtamo grabs his camera...

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Thowback Thursday: Gjon Mili

  Gjon Mili Born in Albania, Mili spent his childhood in Romania and moved to the United States in 1923. During his training as engineer learns photography by himself, working together with Harold Eugene Edgerton from MIT. Later he starts working for LIFE magazine.   Mili was a pioneer of Flash photography as well as one of the first to ever use the stroboscopic technique for reasons other than science. He tried to study motion and human body interaction by photographing dancers, musicians, actors, athletes with various techniques. In 1949 he was sent by LIFE magazine to photograph Picasso....

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Light Painting Video Inspirational Artists Part 2

  This video is the second part of my Light Painting Video Compilation of Inspiring Artists. Again not a competition of any kind or top something list. There are so many great light painters out there, and the fact that their work is not featured here doesn’t make them any less great of significant. My purpose for this compilation was to get more people inspired to got out and try more stuff with some of this artwork that has been an inspiration for me. Huge thanks for all music to George “ Bandoek” Apostolakis. You can check more of his...

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