"I've finally figured out what's wrong with photography. It's a one-eyed man looking through a little hole. Now, how much reality can there be in that? "- David Hockney


"How do we transform what we see with a photograph?"

The Fascinating History of Light painting !! Read all about it and see the first photos done in this manner.


Below is Picasso in 1949 who was one of the first artists to use this technique!Image taken by Man Ray!


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Where science, art and photography interact


Picasso would have wanted to try this out.... Lightpainting with your ipad!


Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from Dentsu London on Vimeo.



You Tube and Flickr sets on light painting:


Here is one of many how to light paint videos on YouTube:


Here is a video about a man whose career is now based on his light paintings!


One of our digital imaging classes had their light paintings in a book about the subject !

Some of our previous light paintings have been chosen to be in a Global Collaboration of Student Light Painters! The proceeds from the sale will go to an aids orphanage in Malawi. Here is the trailer with Alice Gong's team photo in it! Thanks Alan, Robert and Alex!! If you want to order a book here is where to go http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1372522


Paint the World with Light from Matt Cauthron on Vimeo.


Here is a flickr set of the light paintings began in class 09.





And here are our light paintings from this spring semester 2010.




Here are some from fall 2010



Spring 2011



Have you all seen the Sprint commercial that uses this technique?




Sam Collins' life changed and he started lightpainting..


Ball Of Light from Sam Collins on Vimeo.




Check out Bosanko's "Light Graffitti" photos

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PBS Latest video on Contemporary light painters






Some links of interest to expand your idea of lightpainting...
Have you seen Light painted dinosaurs!

Indeed a list of the 10 masters of light painting

and..

http://www.alphamountworld.com/photography-articles/painting-with-light

http://www.diyphotography.net/painting_with_light

http://www.life.com/image/50695728/in-gallery/24871/picasso-drawing-with-light

http://creativenerds.co.uk/inspiration/a-collection-of-beautiful-light-paintings/

http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Fall08/Downs/history.html




Self portraits using light painting:






Night photography using this same method! These are photos taken at HoHai with my small Canon Ixus 80 IS and a tripod. Try it yourselves.===

Here's a simple video on how it's done. Try it yourselves!





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