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A Little Monday Morning Light Carnage

Being an old newspaper guy, I like to have my publishing schedule set a coupla weeks in advance. But when something cool, timely and/or viral comes along, you gotta rejigger on the fly.

For example, today was to feature an On Assignment of a soprano. But she can wait until tomorrow, because this is some epic light painting with an order of speedlights on the side, courtesy Freddie Wong.

We, of course, start with the BTS vid above. For the final product, hit the jump.

The Results

Oh, yeah, I thought most of you would like that one. (Six percent of you likely have higher standards for your Monday time-wasters.)

You can see more from Freddie on his blog.


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Blogger andrew said...

Wow this is brilliant! Here is one I done this year at christmas for our christmas ecard....

June 07, 2010 11:22 AM  
Blogger Phat Baby Photographer said...

The six percent are missing out!

June 07, 2010 11:26 AM  
Blogger Joseph said...


Coolest thing I have seen in a long time. When are we gonna see a vid like this courtesy of David Hobby? Hmmmmmmmm?

June 07, 2010 11:45 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

not sure if he knows how to use his stobes that well especially light painting now that would really be stretching it dont you think,haha .but really i would really love for him to put us all to shame ,you know davids would leave us all in amazement.

June 07, 2010 12:41 PM  
Blogger BM said...

Awesome, really! Thanks for the on-fly-agenda adjustment! :)

June 07, 2010 1:07 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

This newfangled waving of LEDs is all well and good, but let's not forget the old ways (text in Danish; photos somewhat more universal). Get off my lawn!

Joking aside, when searching for 'painting with light'/'light painting' yields almost exclusively results featuring stuff like this where the light sources are the subject rather than just a mobile and hidden source of illumination. Now, this blog has dealt briefly with it before, but I can't help but find it a little bit sad that this ancient but extremely rewarding technique gets so little, ahem, exposure.


June 07, 2010 2:07 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

creatives will always do just that, create. freddie wong; always doing something crazy and different.

June 07, 2010 5:23 PM  
Blogger Edward Carlile Photography said...

That was brilliant.....funny as hell!!!

June 08, 2010 2:44 AM  
Blogger ania_odense said...

I am on the wrong side of the 6% sign and I think this movie is so cool! So crazy it made me laugh! :)

(Although I do build robots for my job, so maybe it's just me? ;) )

June 08, 2010 4:31 AM  
Blogger earsaregood said...

Cool! Check out my light painting documentary for other cool light painting...I love the concepts! Really cool action...light painting is a great group endeavor.

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cheers light warriors!


June 08, 2010 8:07 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

I want very badly to try this!

June 08, 2010 11:21 AM  
Blogger MV Photography said...

That was pretty cool and very creative. Not my style of photography, but I enjoyed it.

June 08, 2010 11:01 PM  
Blogger Rob Acocella said...

Wow, that's some great work. I definitely need to try to incorporate that into some of the videos I have lined up. I think I know a band that would be really interested in this. It would just take an eternity to do.

I did a light trail photo for my 365 project a few weeks back: - I like it, what do you think?

June 09, 2010 11:45 AM  
Blogger Israel said...

Sad... We ate all his bandwidth for the month :(

June 12, 2010 10:59 PM  
Blogger Reckless Abandonment Pictures said...

I love this stop motion! It inspired me to make me own Tron Themed one!

December 18, 2010 8:35 PM  

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