Light painting in a photographic studio environment

Light painting at Studio Blanco, Oxford

This is a result of light painting experiments at the studio photography workshop, at Studio Blanco.

Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. It is called painting with light because this is what you are actually doing while taking the shot – painting with light.

In this workshop we photographed Sammy and used small torches to light our model. The shutter speed varied from 15-30 seconds.

It is harder than it looks!

Gary Woodward

Challenging lighting workshop at Studio Blanco, Oxford

At week two of Lighting Techniques: Challenging Lighting workshop I photographed an aspiring musician, Gary Woodword.

The light setup included a reflective umbrella on the left side and a soft box on the right, both behind the subject, to achieve a dramatic and mysterious look. Sometimes Gary could not keep a straight face, though… 🙂

Gary Woodward

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Model shoot at the Cape of Good Hope pub in Oxford

A few shots from a shoot taken at an Oxford Victorian pub, Cape of Good Hope, organised by Studio Blanco.
Lights: Bowens Flash Lighting Espirit system 500w with large softbox or natural light.
Many thanks to the four beautiful models: Bena, Regina, Hannah and Jemma.