Light Painting

Light Painting is a technique used to light an image with a hand-held light during a long exposure. You may also see it referred to as Painting with Light. I do quite a lot of this.

Cimmerian

Infrared

Back in the days of film I shot a lot of Kodak HIE infrared. Since that was discontinued I've had a DSLR converted into a dedicated infrared camera.


Apposites Attract

Roller Girls

Since starting to shoot roller derby a couple of years ago I've been dragging rollergirls into the studio and shooting them skating around in the dark covered in lights.

WildOates

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Troth

TrothContinuing the corset theme, Shari’s 2nd trip into the studio produced this infrared shot, as well as a lightpainted image with the big mirror. There may also be a Polaroid to come, but I’m still weighing that up agains a digital image of the same pose.  Still not sure which is the better, but there can be only one.


Tachycardia

TachycardiaOne from a shoot at the weekend with my friend J in her new corset. Shot on some very expired Polaroid 125i pack film with my Shen Hao 5×4 field camera. Originally conceived as a light painted image, it became a Polaroid when I discovered I hadn’t brought any memory cards to the studio. A rather fortunate accident.


Models

ModelsOver the last couple of years I’ve photographed may fantastic people, and although all of those images are posted here, I’ve never really grouped their images together in one place. The shots tend to get split across different galleries at different times, which doesn’t really show their individual work as well as it could. So I’ve started to create galleries for individual modes, starting with those that I’ve worked with most in the last couple of years. This is very much a work in progress, with more galleries yet to be added.

You’ll find them here: Model Galleries


New Cameras

X-A1I haven’t updated the blog here in a while despite having posted quite a lot of new images in the last couple of years, so it’s time to start doing that again. Recently I’ve come round to John Gray’s way of thinking about small cameras. I recently bought a Fuji X-A1 and and added an 18mm f/2 lens, and have been very impressed by it. DSLR sized sensor and image quality in a very small, unobtrusive package with a tilting screen for waist-level and overhead shooting. I’m pretty sure it will be a very capable light painting camera when travelling light. Now all I need to do is add the Samyang fisheye.


Apricity – Translucence V

With Kirsty as model, yellow did indeed become the 5th colour in this series – after a brief, but futile, attempt to get a deep blue fabric to work. Only later did I realise that the light I was using, being incandescent, doesn’t put out a lot of blue light. So expecting expecting a strong blue glow from it was a bit optimistic. Yellow did the trick though, and produced a more accurate colour than the previous two images. One more to complete this series. Probably electric pink. Probably.


Lunate – Translucence IV

This image of Sharon is the 4th image in my ongoing Translucence series and, as with the others, the colour of the fabric has been a big part of making each image unique. The only complication has been that the colour of the final image is never quite the same as the colour of the fabric used. This stuff was quite definitely purple, but what I’ve got is perhaps closer to pink. The next one will probably be yellow. Probably.