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daniele fontanin
post Oct 17 2011, 08:14 AM
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I will follow your indications!
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post Oct 17 2011, 12:51 PM
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What I mean to elaborate slightly is that you should aim to show the lines of the car - if you look at the below picture (taken a long while ago so I'm seeing lots of faults now!) the highlight over the wheel arches shows the car line really well. The thick line along the side just looks wrong. So in future if I tried to do the same shot I'd hold the light horizontally and highlight all the little details smile.gif

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post Nov 1 2011, 06:45 AM
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Excellent thread folks thumbs_up.gif Great to hear all your opinions and tips on the subject.

This is my latest effort:


Robs Fiesta by PGDesigns.co.uk, on Flickr

I'd like to slim down the reflections on the side of the car down hugely if possible, down to a fine line tbh, any tips on how to do that?

My home made light box is about 300mm square, I have a second box which is approx 700x100mm and find that to be too thick too, even held on its side.

Walking with the light further away from the car has helped in the past, but so often I find I dont have the room to do that. This location was very tight, and muddy dry.gif
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post Nov 1 2011, 08:31 PM
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This is my most recent light painting sesh
I like the look of photos which don't have 100% light painting in them




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post Nov 8 2011, 09:20 PM
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first time light painting with fluoro bulbs with my car
go ahead.. i can take the comments for a first timer
shot composed of 2 pics.. no distractions were ps out

EM2 Light Painting by luongphoto, on Flickr
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post Nov 27 2011, 09:14 AM
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Nissan Navara - Emley by PGDesigns.co.uk, on Flickr
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post Dec 6 2011, 06:28 PM
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3 shots. along the side. Across the top. Bonnet and front of car.
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post Feb 21 2012, 08:17 PM
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ive recently been lightpainting smaller things, wine bottles, colognes etc etc my vagabond powers the tubes but theyre not that big so my question

how are you guys getting power out there in the wild? anyone using a Vagabond?
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post Feb 22 2012, 05:44 AM
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QUOTE(DonJuanMair @ Feb 22 2012, 04:17 AM) *
ive recently been lightpainting smaller things, wine bottles, colognes etc etc my vagabond powers the tubes but theyre not that big so my question

how are you guys getting power out there in the wild? anyone using a Vagabond?

I personally power it off the cigarette lighter smile.gif.
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post Feb 27 2012, 11:56 AM
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I use this....


my wife's truck... it has a regular power outlet. smile.gif
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post Dec 4 2012, 01:48 PM
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Here's one of my recent light painting shots!

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post Dec 4 2012, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE(DonJuanMair @ Feb 21 2012, 09:17 PM) *
ive recently been lightpainting smaller things, wine bottles, colognes etc etc my vagabond powers the tubes but theyre not that big so my question

how are you guys getting power out there in the wild? anyone using a Vagabond?


i use a power inverter that plugs into my cig lighter and use a 100ft extension cord to power my lightsaber (undercabinet fluorescent bulb fixture) haha
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post Dec 5 2012, 02:31 PM
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You can also make your own battery powered fluoro's if you're that way inclined, although you can buy vaguely similar units too.

18W vs 36W fluorescent lights


Battery powered 18 Watt fluorescent light for light painting cars



Battery powered 36 Watt fluorescent light for light painting cars

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post Dec 7 2012, 12:10 PM
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Nice find!!!! i think i may have a little project coming up in the near future biggrin.gif
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post Feb 11 2013, 06:43 AM
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What is your thought about led bulbs for the shoot? WIl they work well?
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post Jun 10 2013, 09:37 AM
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Has any one tried light painting with Video LED light ?

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post Jun 19 2013, 11:46 AM
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QUOTE(C3Photography @ Jun 10 2013, 12:37 PM) *
Has any one tried light painting with Video LED light ?


Check this out--might be helpful: http://motivelife.com/topics/knowledge/209...post-processing

The light is the Neewer CN-126 LED light... I was thinking about ordering one of these, but I've used LED's before, and in my photos you could see the reflections of the rows of LED's--very distracting and annoying. I really like the look GF Williams and Frederic Schlosser get with their light paintings... I'm not sure what both of them use currently, but I believe Frederic at least used to use a three-foot fluorescent bulb. If Frederic happens to see this, I'm curious as to what he uses to power his light. I like what John Jovic posted above, but am just curious as to what others utilize. smile.gif

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post Jul 16 2013, 07:01 AM
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http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-12-in-White-...79#.UeT91uD_ePI

was thinking of picking up one of those. Do you think it would be powerful enough?
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post Jul 18 2013, 12:31 PM
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QUOTE(The Unibomber @ Jul 17 2013, 01:01 AM) *
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was thinking of picking up one of those. Do you think it would be powerful enough?


In a word, no.

Eight Watt fluoro's are a dime a dozen, often with 2 x 8W tubes, but they really are quite weak. They might be fine in a studio or where you can eliminate ambient light and then work slowly (to extend the exposure to the light from the 8W tubes) but pretty weak for outdoor use. Cranking up your ISO helps but only if you're not competing with ambient lighting because it doesn't the ratio of your light to ambient light. I have something similar with 2x8W tubes and aside from initially trying it out it's never really seen any photographic use, just too weak. It's great for the garage, to work on your car!
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post Jul 18 2013, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE(john jovic @ Jul 18 2013, 02:31 PM) *
In a word, no.

Eight Watt fluoro's are a dime a dozen, often with 2 x 8W tubes, but they really are quite weak. They might be fine in a studio or where you can eliminate ambient light and then work slowly (to extend the exposure to the light from the 8W tubes) but pretty weak for outdoor use. Cranking up your ISO helps but only if you're not competing with ambient lighting because it doesn't the ratio of your light to ambient light. I have something similar with 2x8W tubes and aside from initially trying it out it's never really seen any photographic use, just too weak. It's great for the garage, to work on your car!


Thanks john! Ultimately I came to that same conclusion and kept looking. Finally found a rechargeable 90 LED (3x30) work light. Not too expensive and supposed to be pretty bright. Will post findings once I get it.
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