Today we’ll learn how to paint with light, discovering history and technical details of this photo technique. Our lesson guided by Gareth Brooks, a Welshman with passion for Light Painting. Gareth has captured our hearts with his whimsical pac-man and space invader photos. Without further ado, let’s pick up tips and tricks behind this craftsmanship.
I hope this tutorial has inspired you to pick up your camera after the sun has gone down! You can keep up to date with my work on my 500px page, website or my FB page. All of my Light Paintings are created using LED Lenser torches. Please check out my sponsors brightlites.co.uk the UK's Premier Authorised LED Lenser Stockist.
Thanks for reading! To learn more about Light Painting check out How to paint a ball of light, Painting with fire and Long exposure photography tutorials. Do you have a tutorial you'd like to share on our blog? Get in touch, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange? Enjoy our selection of 500px photos to inspire and scare. Click on each photo to send it to family and friends. Happy Halloween Everyone!
To mark our four year Birthday we want to shower you with gifts!
Want to get featured on our blog? Every Monday a theme is announced and you have until Sunday to submit your entry. You may already have a photo that suits or you can see it as a weekly photo challenge. Continue reading to discover new announced theme, deadline and how to enter.
1. Select photo that fits this theme. Upload image to your 500px profile or pick an existing photo.
2. Add a tag "silver500px".
3. You are done. To track all entries click here.
Theme is open to your interpretation and creativity, so get snapping and tagging. Deadline is November 3rd at 12PM (EST). To make your efforts worthwhile there’s a random draw giveaway for all who enter for a chance to win 2 months Awesome membership. Lucky draw winner is Andrea Marconi.
Good luck this week!
Over a year ago Liat picked up a DSLR camera for the first time, which is impossible to guess from looking at her photos. Liat Aharoni’s work is bewitching, exploring darkness, sabbath and new photo techniques. Today we’d like to share with you the story of how Liat got started in photography, accompanied by her beautiful images. Please enjoy.
I’ve always felt artistically inclined more than anything else — visual and creative outlets have always felt the most natural to me. Growing up, I typically had a camera in hand to record my life and the lives of those around me. I never pursued to deepen my knowledge of photography, it was simply a way for me to capture and remember moments. In high school I felt that I had to drop all of my creative classes to focus on math and business. I lacked any creative outlets well into university.
April 2012 was a pivotal time for me – I was a fourth year political science student and felt disengaged from my studies. As a form of procrastination I would read about surreal art, which exposed me to a whole other world of possibilities. I felt inspired to create again and chose photography as my expressive medium. A year and a half has gone by, I've graduated from school and am building my fine art photography career. I feel blessed to honour and nurture my passion for art. Having found that my personal history has largely echoed those of others, I appreciate that 500px has created a platform for artists like myself to share in our often mutual experiences :)
Thanks to Liat for sharing her story and thank you for reading! Liat Aharoni is a self-taught photographer from Toronto, Canada. To get in touch with Liat, view her full portfolio and to subscribe to future updates please visit her 500px page.
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