Light Paintings when the Drone has some light attached and a camera is on the ground:
Most Photographers often refer to Drone Light Painting as a creative technique in which a drone equipped with colored LED lights is used to draw patterns or shapes in the air while a long exposure photograph is taken. The result is a photograph that appears to show trails of light moving through the air, creating a unique and visually striking image.
To create a drone light painting photograph, the photographer first sets up a camera on a tripod and selects a long exposure setting. The drone is then flown through the air in a predetermined pattern, using its LED lights to draw lines or shapes. As the camera’s shutter is open for an extended period of time, the movement of the drone and the light it emits are captured in the photograph.
Drone light painting can be used to create a variety of different effects, from simple lines and shapes to more complex patterns and designs. It can also be combined with other techniques, such as light graffiti or light drawing, to create even more intricate and imaginative images.
Shadows are a key indicator and often the basis for us to understand the dimensions of an object. Depending on how the light hits the surface we see some sort of texture. Most of the time that light comes from the sun and we are used to certain angles we are used to. with Light Painting, all that can change and the LightPainter decides from what angle the light comes. That can make the image much more interesting and makes the viewer wonder how that came about.
Using a drone as a light source provides familiar yet different angles from where we are used to the sun shining from above. The sun does that every day and we know what to expect. Yet the sky being dark is not familiar. That’s the charm of Drone Light Paintings. We do see strong shadows yet it’s hard to understand at first where the light was.