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Light Paintings by Michael Bosanko

Light Painting by Michael Bosanko

Light Painting by Michael Bosanko

Cardiff-based artist and photographer Michael Bosanko made light painting his specialty. He stumbled upon light painting when by chance, photographing a moonlit landscape went wrong. The long exposure he used left streaks in the final image. Curious, he tried to keep the camera on the tripod and and used torchlight to ‘draw’. It worked, and after experimenting with other flashlights, Bosanko was hooked to light painting ever since.

His personal Light Paintings portfolio has one thing in common: not one image was photo edited unless he re-sizes for the web or using watermarks. There is no layering or overlapping of any kind. Bosanko has chosen this path to keep his light graffiti pure and to learn from his mistakes and triumphs.

He uses a vast number of tools. He mostly uses digital pro Canon gear or sometimes film. Camera settings vary according to environment and exposure ranges from seconds to over an hour. The tools are mostly simple household torches along with bulbs, LEDs, fire or anything Bosanko can get his hands on.

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Night Paintings by Renan Cepeda

Night Paintings by Renan Cepeda

Night Paintings by Renan Cepeda

This photography project Night Paintings is a series of photographs shot by photographer Renan Cepeda using his unusual photographic technique in infrared photography and light painting. These fantastical images are created from long exposure, night-time shots that Cepeda “painted” with light using a simple pocket torch. His innovative technique turns an ordinary photo into a magical one.

Cepeda creates a contrast between the present natural object and artificially imposed scenery. This contrast produces a magical motif, which shows his creativity. Cepeda resisted the temptation of using Photoshop to manipulate his images, so the composition of the pictures remained true to the simplicity of the object.

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