Light Painting with a Pinhole Camera / by Jana Uyeda

I've been very excited to scan this shot in and take a look at the results. You may have read my earlier post about an excursion to Discovery Park with some friends who wanted to experiment with light painting. I shot a few frames of the sunset then lost the light so quickly that I decided to do some experiments with light painting of my own. There was one roll of Kodak Portra 800 in my bag, so I loaded it into the Zero Image, setup the tripod and left it open while we played for a few hours.

The result is exactly what I hoped it would be. While my friends took some fun long exposure shots with their digital cameras, my Zero Image was capturing the scene above. I love that everyone came away with some great shots and especially that it spurred our creativity and experimentation.

Have I mentioned that I have the best photography friends ever? We all produce our own, unique forms of photography, supporting and encouraging each other to grow as artists. If you are curious about what our experiments looked like here are some of my favorites:

Yani brought an el wire and setup flickering lights on a staircase to create a graceful, ghostly presence.

She also had fun running about with Christmas lights.

What kind of photography experiments are you pursuing for your projects? It's so important to keep challenging your vision and try new things. Mahalo!