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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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Painting with light — photography podcast #8

This pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast focuses on paint­ing with light, a tech­nique where you actu­ally illu­mi­nate or ‘paint’ a per­son or object with a light source like a flash­light. The results are fun and inter­est­ing and we hope you’ll com­ment. Below are some of the images talked about in the show. Click the pho­tographs to enlarge them.

painting with light photo painting with light photograph

painting with light photograph

painting with light

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast tran­script #8