Experimenting with light

I had a little idea that grew, what would it look like using a timed exposure, in the dark, dancing with light sabers and torches? We asked the kids if they would allow us to lend their toys ๐Ÿ˜‰ then we asked them if they would like to wave them around in the dark madly, of course they said yes ๐Ÿ™‚ then i took photos of them and they did turn out ok.

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Then i wondered what it would look like if we filmed it. So i got in touch with a guy i know who is experienced in film, i told him what i wanted to do and he was very interested. We got together and if you click on the video below, this is what we came up with. Yes its rough and we need to work on technique etc but i think we have a starting point and we do intend to take it as far as it will go.

Thanks to Kevan R Craft for all of his help. https://www.facebook.com/kevan.craft

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9 thoughts on “Experimenting with light

  1. Abstract expressionism for photographers! interesting!
    My son s a sports scientist and did some motion capture work. In order to follow specific parts of the body luminous spots similar to ping pong balls are attached to the body. it might be worth experimenting with as they would fade in and out as lights and bodies moved adding another aspect to the frozen motion?

      1. How about hi viz jacket material and velcro? Also I once did some props for a black (UV) light theatre sketch with a childrens playscheme using ‘Day-glow’ acrylic paint.

      2. Bears thinking about, we would need lighting then though wouldnt we? We are using a room that is completely lightproof, looks like i need to do a bit of research and do a lot of thinking! ๐Ÿ™‚

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