Dancing in the light

Dancing in the light

Photography is capturing light. No photo without light. But did you know that you can even simulate movement with light. That a still image can suddenly become very dynamic.

We see more and more people around us making light tube paintings. A wonderfully creative way of photography where you take great photos with a play of light.

In the photo, Naomi dances in the light and the lines of the tubes create movement, while in reality Naomi stands still for 15 seconds.

The LightTube used here is the LightTubePro Pretty Pink with a white cap. 

It is important that you take the photo when it is quite dark, or in this case inside the Experience Studio with the light off. Because with a shutter speed of 15 seconds you cannot make a lighttube painting outside during the day. The photo will then be completely overexposed, probably even completely white.

Sometimes I get the question: can I use an ND flash during the day to make a light painting in the light? The answer is unfortunately no.

The ND filter does not only remove the light from the light, but the light from the LightTubePro will also be filtered out, so there is hardly any light left and the effect is also gone. 

So if you want to let your model dance in the light, first look for the dark and then indulge yourself creatively.


2 comments

  • Eric

    With Lighttube Pro you can make endless creations. With extras like the blockers, caps and other color on the top, you can expand it even further.

  • Letitia

    It's so cool to work with the LightTubes. It always amazes you how you can capture so beautifully in the photo with movement with light. Every figure with light is different and often with a wooow effect

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