82 — Light-painting portraits — Interview with Patrick Rochon

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #82 dis­cusses paint­ing with light AKA light paint­ing with mas­ter light painterPatrick Rochon. In a nut­shell, light paint­ing is (usu­ally) the art of using portable lights like flash­lights to ‘paint’ a sub­ject in a dark envi­ron­ment while the shut­ter stays open on a tri­pod dur­ing a long expo­sure. In this pod­cast Patrick describes and shares some of the tips and tricks he uses to cre­ate his amaz­ing light painted por­traits. The major­ity of Patrick’s body of work, like the image below is non-digital, was shot on film, and has not been Photoshopped.

Patrick Rochon - From the Butoh Dancers Series
Patrick Rochon — From the Butoh Dancers Series

Links /resources men­tioned in this podcast:

Pod­cast #8 — Anotherpod­cast on light paint­ing
Patrick Rochon on Photography.ca
Patrick Rochon’s web­site
10 Amaz­ing Light Graf­fiti Artists and Pho­tog­ra­phers
Light paint­ing group on Flickr
May 2010’s — Vin­tage assign­ment on the Photography.ca forum

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  1. Brad L. says:

    Dig­i­tal brings the cost of tak­ing a mas­sive amount of shots into the con­sumer realm. As a pro­fes­sional it takes the place of polaroid test shots, and indeed allows full res­o­lu­tion cap­ture let­ting you cap­ture “test” shots along the way. Instant feedback.

  2. Katrina Chickloski says:

    Won­der­ful pho­tog­ra­phy and great insight in your pod­cast! Thanks! I am excited to try this out.

  3. I lis­tened to this fas­ci­nat­ing pod­cast in my car on the morn­ing com­mute. It wasn’t until I looked through my RSS reader that the beauty and unique­ness of Patrick’s work was appar­ent. Thanks for con­nect­ing the rest of us with his work, Marco.

  4. Benny says:

    This is stin­ning work and I really enjoyed this interview.

  5. Patrick Rochon’s shot (above) is sim­ply amazing.

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