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Author: Patrick Rochon

The WoW Factor – TAO LP 3

For my third article on the Art of Light Painting, I want to talk about the “wow” factor. I’m sure all of you had a light painting showing up in your camera that triggered a “wow” inside yourself or others around you. The Wow Factor, is the expression of amazement, wonder and when nothing else can be said. To me, it is the highest achievement, when the mind cannot grasp, while the heart has been touched, and the imagination sparked by your art work. So what is the recipe to reach this wowness? Most often it is a process...

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Control VS Letting Go – TAO LP 2

Here is a good mind bender. Light painting is in great part about motion, movement. We, light painter, in most case, have to move our bodies to create our art. We can use control to do this or just allowed it to happen by letting go. Some people believe that being in control is the way to create and nothing else exist than controlling your light, your movements and the outcome. If you do, please go ahead and keep going, it isn’t wrong and does give some good results. But if you are a little bit curious by the...

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Don’t bother with art, or do – TAO LP 1

You know, many of us wonder if the work we do is considered art or not. I tell you this, it doesn’t matter, and this question is in the way. The light painters are here light painting, and that’s what counts. If you think of the word ART, what comes to your mind? In my case and very honestly, not much. The word itself has been used, abused and stretched in so many ways that it lost its essence, its meaning. So how to define what is art and what is not? If you observe carefully, behind every light...

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Intro to The Art of Light Painting – TAO LP 0

Good day everyone, I’d like to introduce you to my intention as a writer and collaborator of the light painting blog here. Each month for the next year, I’ll be sharing articles based on the art of light painting. From what I’ve observed, the conversation around the art remains relatively rare and overshadowed by effect and techniques. We do need all the ingredients, but it seems like it’s harder to talk about the creative process, art and the more natural parts of ourselves such as intuition, emotions, and imagination. In my personal experience, those elements are challenging, therefore, interesting...

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