I'm always looking at new ways to stay creative and add new things to my bag of tricks. I've played a bit with long exposure in the past and really enjoyed the results, but I never jumped in to actual light painting. I was inspired by my friend Ryan Sims and his Light Painting tutorial that he created for Imaging USA 2021, and I wanted to see what I could create using a simplified setup and some easily accessible light painting tools.
Take a look at the full breakdown of the shoot in the 'How I Got the Shot' video from Paul C. Buff, Inc.
LIGHT PAINTING TOOLS
Edison Bulb Desk Lamp
LED Flash Light
Rainbow Neon Sign
CAMERA: Sony Alpha a7ii
TETHER CABLE: Tether Tools
CAPTURE: Capture One Pro
LIGHTING: (2) Paul C. Buff, Inc. LINK 800Ws Flash Units, (1) 10"x36" Foldable Stripboxes, (1) 10"x36" Foldable Stripbox Grids, (1) 7" Standard Reflector,
(1) 30° Grid for 7" Standard Reflector, (1) 5-in-1 Circular Reflector Kit, (1) 24" Silver Foldable Beauty Dish,
(1) Color Gel Domes, (1) HUB Remote, BUFF Mobile App, (2) 13' Combination Boom Stand