- April 23, 2019 at 6:24 pm #402033
I was recently introduced to Low Level Landscape Lighting (LLLL), a technique often used for AstroLandscape photography.
At it’s most basic LLLL is the use of a relatively low output light source to illuminate the foreground landscape features – or in my case the background features – so that you get detail instead of just silhouettes.
I thought I would have a go on my recent trip to Queenslands granite belt. Despite the fact that I had left my dimmable light source at home, I always have a few of these $2 COB LED lights in my light painting kit, which work amazingly well.
In fact – my only complaint was that it was too bright, even when positioned about 5m away.
There are flaws in the images – but then if we got everything right on the first attempt how would we ever learn?
I cant wait to get out again and take my dimmable light to see what I can create!
- April 25, 2019 at 2:23 am #402198
These images are great David. Did you do the light painting of the orb and patterns first and then paint the background?
- April 25, 2019 at 5:57 am #402211
No – the LED light is one the whole time that I am creating the image.
- April 25, 2019 at 6:31 am #402216
Hello David, thank you for the useful info on LLLL. Maybe we could write a blog post about it 🙂
- April 26, 2019 at 8:23 pm #402527
Sounds like a good idea Jasenka. I will probably need to shoot a few more imgages, but will definitely do something soon.
- April 27, 2019 at 1:09 pm #402602
David these are superb as usual. I have been thinking about getting out at night to try to capture the night sky at Red Rock. I have been thinking about how to lighten the foreground without it being overbearing.
- April 27, 2019 at 3:10 pm #402619
Inpressive David, looking forward to seeing what you do next time.
- April 29, 2019 at 9:27 am #402829
Very interesting! The very first time I ever used ‘painting with light’ in my studio- I used a variety of flashlights, because I couldn’t afford the professional light painting kits. That little light switch really throws off some light!
- April 30, 2019 at 12:35 am #402961
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