Light Painting

Lomography ライトペインティング・ガイド


Light painting is when you control the light that enters the camera’s lens and use it to "paint" something on the photograph. It’s usually done in low-light situations and is a great way to create unique photographs which explore the endless possibilities of photography. There are an infinite number of ways to light paint, beginning with your source of light and ending with what you draw!

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    Set your camera to the B shutter setting. This allows for a long exposure. It means that the shutter will stay open for a longer time so that more light will enter the lens.

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    Grab your light source, hit the shutter release, and start getting creative. Try using a sparkler to see sparks fly!

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    If you want to write a message on your picture, remember to do it backwards if you want it to be legible after processing. Alternately, just draw something, wiggle around or trace something — experiment!

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  • 身のまわりのものを使ってペイントしよう。

    If you’re in the city at night, set up your camera and take a long exposure of the light trails cars leave as they drive past. At a carnival or amusement park let a spinning ferris wheel do the painting for you.

  • 多重露光で遊ぼう

    Take a picture of your cat, a flower, a car, whatever; then light paint a cat, flower, car on top of the initial image for a crazy effect! The possibilities are endless!

  • スタートレイル

    Set up an ultra-long exposure, position your camera on a tripod, point it up at a clear night sky and see the path that the stars make once your image is developed. Read more about star-trail photography in this article by blueskyandhardrock.

  • ライトペインティングをしている最中に気を付けることは?

    気を付けることを読む →

  • Steel Woolライトペインティングガイド

    Here’s to the bold and the brave: something to try if you’re feeling mischievous with light painting.
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  • Commitment to Sparkle Motion: Sparkler Portraits and Light Painting

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  • Light Painting: Dancing in the Dark

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  • 露出時間はどれくらいにすればいいの?

    This depends on what you are trying to capture. If you are drawing something, just leave your shutter open for as long as you are painting for. If you want to capture a night scene with moving objects, you should be safe with a 5-10 second exposure (depending on the speed that the light source is moving at). But these are just guidelines — experiment and find out what works best for you!

  • How will I know if I'm standing inside the frame properly?

    Try and take a look through your viewfinder. If you are in the dark then illuminate the scene so you can see, then try and mark how far you can go vertically and horizontally so that you’ll remain inside your frame when the photo is taken.

  • 鏡文字を書くには、どうすればいいの?

    This can definitely be tricky! But some letters such as T,I,O,M,H,Y,U,W,X,V & A are disaffected by this mirror writing rule, so if you don’t want to bother with writing backwards just fiddle about with those letters. If you do want to use the rest of the alphabet or want to draw an image, just imagine you are looking at it in a mirror and write it that way.

  • Bシャッター(バルブモード)が無いカメラです。どうすればいいですか?


  • どのタイミングで写真に写るように入ればいいのですか?


  • どの程度のISO感度のフィルムを使えばいいの?

    Use a film of ISO 400 or even ISO 800 for the best results.


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  • ビューファインダー

    The B stands for " Bulb ". The B setting allows you to manually hold the shutter open and this gives you full freedom over how long you want to expose your photo for. Some Lomography cameras which have a B setting are the La Sardina, Fisheye No.2, Sprocket Rocket, Belair Cameras, Lubitel 166+, Diana F+ and Diana Mini.

  • レンズ口径


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