Fiber Optic Light Painting Portraits
One of my favorite tools in Light Painting Photography is the Black Fiber Optic Brush in different configurations combined with different colors. Here you’ll find a few of my most exciting examples of this technique. There is also a tutorial about this. Please see the ‘video’ section for that.
After playing with that tool with my neighbor Daniel (first photograph) I found what others may call a signature tool. I really fell in love with the effects and saw immediately the possibilities. After the photo with “The guy with that beard” as many people started asking questions; how did you do that? That’s when the tutorial came about. The tool has been around for some years before I got into it but for some reason, I started using it a little bit differently. Anyhow I hope you like what you see.
How much does a Fiber Optic Brush normally cost?
Depending on where you live you can purchase that in your country. Why is that one of the first questions? If you have some small item sent to you from around the world its not only not friendly for the environment. It also implies some customs fees. Please consider that first, before you deal with unknown costs. If you put shipping and customs aside you get a Fiber Optic Brush starting at 15€ or 24$ depending on where you get it.
Where do you get the Fiber Optic Brush?
The Black Fiber Optic Brush for Lightpainting
Here is a short tutorial of how I use the Black Fiber Brushes. The only difference to the actual video – I normally use my Canon most of the time the Olympus helps to illustrate it for you. That beautiful model I did not introduce to you (shame on me) is Lisa Xuan. She is a long time friend and she is been helping me here and there. thanx! and she says: The model needs to hold still!! really still!
Tutorial - Light Painting with the Black Fiber Optic Brush
As you can see it is not that difficult to learn. Here I have shown you in about 5 min how to create your own Fiber Optic Light Paintings.
Thank you for your interest. If you have more questions and suggestions, go ahead and just ask or comment.