Drone Light Painting examples when the Drone takes the image and the Light Painting is performed on the ground:
Maryhill Stonehenge, Washington State, USA – with the help of Dan, Natalia and Reagan
Viewing Plattform near Mt. Fuji, Japan
Lazy in the Grass, Berlin, Germany
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Excavator in Görlitz, Germany
Light Paintings when the Drone has some light attached and a camera is on the ground:
The Tree’s Heart Beat – Drone Light Painting
One of my last years travels also brought me to Lisbon and the coast of Portugal. Right next to the property of that friend i found this wonderful tree. Attaching a little light to my drone and flying next to the tree gave me this wonderful picture. So the tree has been only lit by the LED light on the drone. The exposure time here is 31sec. at ISO 50 using my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.
Funny side note: the owner of the next property thought this is a police drone and tried to shoot it down with an air rifle. He didn’t get it so I am still flying.
So glad I was when I saw my Canon was actually in Bulb mode running and I got the shot of me crashing my DJI MavicPro drone into the tree. Attached was a smell Lumecube. It crashed into it and fell down from branch to branch to the ground. Apart from the damage to the drone I really really love the picture.
Just after that photograph was taken, my DJI Mavic Pro drone was crashing into the rocks. Attached was a smell Lumecube. White Pocket, Arizona, USA
Here you’ll find some Drone Light Painting examples taken from a Drone or the Drone has become the source of light. The first part is the drone taking the picture and the light painting is done on the ground shot by a DSLR.
I started off with a DJI Phantom3. Today I call a Mavic Pro and a Mavic Pro2 my own. I use the Mavic Pro only a slight source because it has crashed a few times and I can’t really rely on it anymore as well as the superior Image Quality of the Mavic Pro2.
It is not that complicated. Really! This is a simple DIY set up with my LED-Lenser Flashlight. Nothing fancy just some tape and take off! I would not attach one of those huge LED-Lenser X21.r.2 on the Mavic but it is pretty capable of lifting some 500g torch or light painting tool. Just give it a try and hope for little to no wind.