The Mac Lab

Paint the World With Light: Part II

The Dilemma: How to approach this?

I’ve got to admit that there’s a part of me that wants to have a go with all the empathy of Peter Parker’s bosses (above). 😉 Problem is, I actually DO want you to be sensitive artistes, so that’s not going to work. So here’s a little refresher course…

Remember: Community is our focus. Reflect on the original lesson. Examine the original examples. Focus on the ultimate goal.

Visiting Teachers: Please watch this short video. If it’s more convenient, download the Video Explanations and Examples (46MB) you’ll find below. QuickTime required.

Video Explanations and Examples: Introduction | Disclaimer | Overview (Sorry for the repetition. This was the original first video.) | Light Painting Techniques | Other Examples | Painting with a Purpose | What Works and What Almost Works: Part One | Part Two | One More Technique |

Light Painting Galleries: Better Work Needed! | Paint the World with Light Collective |

Additional Resources: Paint the World With Light | Chris Canel’s Tuts (partially complete)

San Diego Location Ideas: Ocean Beach and/or Pacific Beach Piers |  Belmont Park | Seaworld (across the water with the rides in action) | Balboa Park/Zoo | Hotel Del | Mission Bay | SD Skyline | Petco Park | The Q | The Mission | Old Town | Columbia | The Core | Cortez Hill | East Village | Gaslamp Quarter | Horton Plaza | Little Italy | The Marina | Convention Center | Santa Fe Depot | The Trolley | Lindbergh Field | The Harbor(s) | Star of India | Coronado Bridge | Seaport Village | Chicano Park | Mission Valley | SDSU/UCSD/USD | Point Loma | Harbor Island | Shelter Island | La Jolla | Golden Triangle | Funky Spots around PB, MB, OB, and SD | Cruise Ships | Military Ships |

El Cajon/Rancho/Local Ideas: Edwards Cinema |  El Cajon Sign/Downtown | Valhalla (how could you NOT?) | Your Elementary or Middle School | Mt. Helix | Cuyamaca College |

For the Adventurous: Alpine | Descanso | Green Valley Falls | Julian | Tales of the Fire (there should be wildflowers up there now)

Objects: Fountain (lit w/water flowing) | Old Door, Window, House, Bench, etc. | Old Bridge (across from Edwards) | Busy Intersection (stay out of traffic) | Large Rocks or Small Trees (in the foothills, away from light — think color) | Historic Plaque or Statues |

Weird Ideas: Macro Light Painting (shallow depth of field — think color — with chain link, leaves, bark, rocks, texture, etc.) | Fisheye Lens (think about it) | Let Bugs do the Painting |

Challenge: Capture your images just before sunrise or just after sunset. Start shooting at least an hour before sunrise and keep shooting for at least an hour after sunset. The sky will put on quite a show, before or after your eyes can see it.

More to come…

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