The light painting project is taking shape.

It's been almost a year and a half since I have been able to see, much less get to, one half of my garage and yet, with great excitement & glee I have finally been able to get it emptied out! Why all the excitement for me? Besides being able to finally find that long lost box of our favorite DVD's? LOL! Well, it's so I can convert the space into a mini studio! It's been way to long since I've had a studio space in my home and now that I've got the chance to have one again, I find myself hardly being able to focus on anything else! (The kids can feed them selves from now on, right?!?! LOL!)

In all seriousness though, the poll-swimming days of summer have sadly come to an end, and so now I am on to the next project that can keep my busy during the long winter days ahead. I figured this would be the PERFECT time for me to start some painting with light imagery!

What is painting with light you ask? (PWL) It's a type of photography that is shot in the dark (like pitch black dark!) and while the camera's shutter is left open in the dark you 'paint' in front of the lens with a light source ... or two or three ... or more! The choices for light tools is endless, especially when you consider the possibility of getting garage-ghetto and creating some of your own!

Here's a few quick test runs so far that I've created. These were all done mostly so that I could test out some ideas and get some color themes hammered out as I prep to take on the challenge of incorporating actual models in the shots! Too fun! Be sure to follow this blog and watch where these PWL test shots take me. And don't worry, I'll be posting some behind the scenes videos soon just so you can see what it is that I'm actually doing to create these colorful images. Until then, please feel free to leave me a comment if ya like ... :)