People and Light Paintings

A fun aspect of light painting is involving humans in them. That combines darkness, flashlights, long exposure, and human beings. You can create some cool effects by doing that!

For example, this image was done with a flashlight pointing up at a face. The person stepped forward to different locations then turned on the flashlight, with a green lens, for a brief moment. So this is not photoshopped. It is one long exposure.

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This next one had Bob standing behind me, tracing my outline. My arms ended up glowing because he went down and up those. You can't see Bob at all, but you can see me. So this could create a neat effect, depending on where you focused the light.

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This had Bob tracing himself, so the light ended up on his face for part of the time. You end up seeing his face as a result!

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This is a cool one. Bob first traced a red heart in the air while I stood to the side. Then I jumped in before him, and he traced along my edges.

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