The Bund in Shanghai – Rotation with a Twist
Light Painting and 4 steps 90° Camera Rotation at the Pyramid Garzau in Brandenburg near Berlin, Germany, 2020
Camera Rotation Light Painting with my both neighbors inside an old military fuel tank in Brandenburg near Berlin, Germany, 2021
This is a Light Painting Camera Rotation with 12 steps looking at a tree bark. What you see is a 52 seconds at F22 set to ISO 1600 in a single long exposure photo. France 2020
Creating a Light Painting Spiral in the forest and combine it with a 180° Camera Rotation, right between the logs piled up for transportation. Berlin, 2020
Camera Rotation at the Crooked Forest in Poland
Mandala Willow Iris in the Forest – Light Painting
You get a text from someone from far away, who wants to do light painting with you during a 2.5h stopover in Berlin. What do you do? That’s exactly what lightpainters.com should be about. So I said yes and @GAWA_ANNA and I were playing in the forest yesterday night. Here is the one photo that I really wanted to test and … It worked. So what is that? Again that is 41 seconds a single exposure light painting. The Camera was set to ISO 100, F 7.1 on a 24mm focal length. What happened in those 41 seconds? Ok, this is how it went down; 1. I shine a light directly into the lens = that’s the bright white star in the middle of the Iris 2. during a full-on 360° rotation of the camera (thank you Gawa) I wiggled a long fiber optic party whip hanging down in front of me = that gives you the big green Iris 3. a tiny bit of light on the forest so there is just a bit of a hint where you are. I have another picture where you see more about the environment but I like it more mystic here.
A night in one of the most beautiful libraries in the world; the Oberlausitzische Bibliothek der Wissenschaften Görlitz (Upper Lusatian Library of Sciences). 200-second single exposure Light Painting – Camera Rotation. Goerlitz, Germany, 2020
Have a look at the more detailed blog post about this trip.
“Icy Pyramid” Light Painting and Camera Rotation at the Pyramid Garzau in Brandenburg near Berlin, Germany, 2020
Camera Rotation with fiber optic wip at Mono Lake, California, USA, 2019
Camera Rotation at Mono Lake, California, USA, 2019
I think Jupiter is the planet which caused the smiley in the picture
This is a Light Painting camera rotation with 12 steps looking at a tree bark. What you see is a 38 seconds at F22 set to ISO 1600 in a single long exposure photo. France 2020
Camera Rotation in New York – View over to Manhatten
Forest Light Painting Swirl – Camera Rotation and Tube Light Painting near Berlin 2020 – See the Making Of
Camera Rotation Light Painting in Berlin Adlershof, The Building of the BTB, 2019
falls into the category of Kinetic Light Painting. Camera Rotation is exactly what you think it is. During the exposure time, the camera rotates on a tripod or any device needed. The lens can stay open during the rotation, then you’ll see some light trails. If the lens is open only at some points or times – you may see the same scene just in different lights.
Over the past years, this technique has become one of my favorites to combine with the more traditional approaches. Many times it lets the mind wander and ask oneself, how did that happen. The Kinetic aspect changes everything. The human mind will find patterns yet very often it’s hard to comprehend what actually happened there. This is the aspect I find super intriguing. There is so much more to explore. See what I got here.