“On of these afternoons we had the idea for this photo while looking for a place to do something protected from the rain. We had nothing prepared and also not much time to think about it, so we took advantage of my passion for boxing and the material we had at hand. So we started running around making the floor and the ropes to bring the place to life.

light painting by Simon Lopez

No Fear“, Simón López

The hard part was to get the model to stay still throughout the exposure. It was really cold – only 6ºC – and it was almost impossible for them not to shake.

Here are some settings…

  • Aperture: f/5,6
  • Shutter Speed: 448s
  • ISO: 200
  • Temp: 4170K
  • Focal lenght: 12mm


  • Ropes and ring corners: Led Lenser V24
  • Models: Led Lenser T7
  • Windows: Flash with orange gel
  • Floor: EL-Wire

Models: Ebe Garcia and Patricia Vilar”

– Simón López –

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It seems 2014 will be a very creative year! Let’s keep our minds and our eyes very open…


“This time we were trying to portray the hard life Middle Ages. Wether you were a noble man or a simple farmer from the people, everything could change very fast, and you could go from a wealthy princess to someone condemned to public execution  in a heartbeat.
The result wasn’t exactly what we were waiting, but we still we like it and wanted to share it with you.

Light painting by Simon Lopez

Justice for all“, Simón López

Here is some more information about the photos:

  • Single exposure
  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Focal lenght: 11mm>
  • Shutter speed: 720.7 s
  • Temperature: 4170 K
For the lights we used:

  • Led Lenser v 24, for the blue on the Arches
  • Led Lenser P7, as fill light and for the skulls
  • Minimaglite, for the models and for the wall
  • Sparkle Stick, for the fire on the wall

Models: Ebe Garcia, Patricia Vilar and Ana Prego”

– Simón López – 
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I am today very happy to tell you, that we have for you an interview with a really super Light Painter: Janne Parviainen. Janne has a very unique style. His photos tell whole stories full of mystery and can take you to some dream world very far way.
Janne Parviainen Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about you?
I am Janne Parviainen, from Helsinki Finland. I have graduated from an art school in 2003 and been doing art full time ever since. Now I teach art and photography in various schools in the Helsinki region couple of times a week and otherwise work on my own projects. I do paintings in which I paint on old windows using mixed media that involves oil color, metal leaves and graffiti permanent markers. Most of my nights I spend on my favorite work, doing light paintings.

Light Painting by Janne Parviainen

Days of our Lives“, by Janne Parviainen

2. It seems that we all take a different path into finding our passion for photography?
My father was a very active photographer when I was a kid so photography has always been very familiar to me. I started taking photos myself in the age of ten when I got my fathers old camera to share with my two brothers. I remember making some light painting photos with my older brother when I was twelve but I really got hooked into the art from years later. I found light painting again around six years ago when I had forgotten the long exposure on from my Ixus 40 while walking home at night. The street lights had drawn wonderful light trails into the photo I had accidentally taken and I got really excited about them and started immediately testing otherways to experiment with light and long exposure photography. After that I have totally fallen in love with the light painting medium.

3. What gear do you use?

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Post-a-Photo: SIMON LOPEZ

To start 2014 we have a Post-a-Photo from Simón López, a spanish night photographer with a highly creative style. It seems to me that his photos come directly from a world of fantasy, with amazing places and inhabitants, but check it out yourself…


“Lately during the night there are very strange things happening in the old Inferniño tunnels.
We went into the tunnels because it was raining a lot and we couldn’t do anything outside.
We didn’t plan this photo. When we got into the tunnel i started thinking about it and had in my head a small idea of what i would like to do.
We took a test shot to try out the X21 lamp as a train light and it worked out great. So,  instead of taking several shots like usual, we just kept this first one.

light painting by Simón López

Take your last train, Baby – Simón López

Here are some of the settings and and gear used to take this photos:
Apperture: F/4
Shutter Speed: 1219s
ISO: 200
Focal Lenght: 11mm
Temperature: 4170K
Gear: Led Lenser X21 for the Train Light; Led Lenser P7 for the main lighting and shadow; Led Lenser V25 for the red light and a Hot Minimaglite to illuminate the victim.”

– Simón López –

You can find more of Simón’s work at his Facebook page or Flickr account.

Post-a-Photo: Robert Wiggers

And (maybe) for our last post of the year, we have another interesting Post-a-Photo, this time with photographer Robert Wiggers.

“I like photography for some years now. I always shot with a point-and-shoot or with my phone but never realy had the chance to take on bigger things and try stuff out. But almost a year ago I had the chance to get a Canon 6D. Fast foward a year: Im hooked. Hooked on photography in general, finding new subjects, getting that impossible shot, trying new stuff and since lately: Light Painting. I just love it!
It started simple and easy with just a few little torches. But having xmas around the corner, I bought myself several different led sets and tried some stuff. It started with putting my daughter on a Merry-go-round (shooting her with a Lensbaby Composer Pro with Double Glass) and trying to swing led’s above a Lensbaby Fisheye.

Light Painting by Robbert Wiggers

Merry-go-round, by Robert Wiggers

After that I invited some friends and finally had the oportunity to try some stuff with steel wool. And now Im completely hooked. I just love the fact I can create a shower of fire in front of my lens.

Light Painting, by Robert Wiggers

Shower of Fire, by Robert Wiggers

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