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  • Writer's pictureSteve Gemmell

Lockdown Light Painting

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

Here in the UK we are still under lockdown so Light Painting seemed a way to use the GFX camera without breaking any lockdown rules. I managed to black out the windows in my garden office with this stuff.

I have often looked at Light Painting, in particular Harold Ross's site. His work is amazing and I can see that I have a very long way to go if I am ever to achieve results like his! It is a real dark art ( no pun intended ) and guides and/or advice seems very hard to find. I have contacted Harold and he will offer a one to one course via Zoom video conferencing but I simply cannot justify the expense at the present time. Most other exponents appear to be from the USA with very little from the UK as far as I can see. I have searched high and low for a book on the subject but there doesn't appear to be any.

So the images below are my first attempts at this fascinating method of creating images. I am not happy with any of them! I can't decide whether to persevere with it. You really do need a tremendous amount of patience to do this well and I wonder if I have it to be honest.

UPDATE: I think things may have improved slightly with my second attempts of the camera and my Rangefinder Quadra immediately below ...

FURTHER UPDATE: Today's effort 14th May - Kitchen utensils ..

Light painting camera and lens still life

If anyone has any suggestions or experience of Light Painting please get in touch!

Light painting fruit

Lockdown Light painting

Lockdown Light painting jug

Lockdown Light painting

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