I’m starting to write the blog in two parts — I first write it with our class lesson & picture examples, and then I ‘ll go back and add anything else we talked about or info I think you might need.
We kind of did your homework in class (LightBomber pictures),
but it would be awesome to see you guys keep experimenting with it 🙂
1. Email me 3-6 of your favorite/best LIGHT PAINTINGS and any other awesome pics you take this week 🙂
2. We will be light painting again next week — but trying some more advanced techniques.
THE PAST WEEK IN PICTURES
Here are your homework submissions as of 11:30pm 🙂
HOW TO USE LIGHT BOMBER APP:
1. Download it from the App Store (its FREE)… its only for iPhone/iPod/iPad, though.
2. OPEN THE APP — You’ll come to the Gallery. The Gallery is a user gallery, so browse at your own risk. One of the app reviews I read mentioned inappropriate pictures, so BE WARNED.
3. If you click the settings wheel in the top right corner, you’ll get to a tips/info menu that may be helpful when thinking of ideas or how to do something.
4. Go back to the Gallery. To start light writing/drawing, press the Camera button on the bottom center of the Gallery page. The Camera capture screen will look like this.
You can use this app as a LIGHT for light painting as well! To do that, slide the little slider in the top right corner from the camera symbol over to that squiggly line. Then choose what light you want to use. Then TAP the screen ONCE to get rid of the menu bars and just have your light and a black background.
5. To adjust your settings before taking the picture, press the wheel button located in the bottom right corner. You’ll get to this screen.
– – Ambient Light means the amount of light present wherever you are taking the picture. You want the LEAST amount of ambient light in your picture — so if there’s a bit of light from a window or light post outside, etc., you need to put the Ambient Light Setting towards HIGH. If you’re in a pitch black room, you can probably adjust the settings to LOW.
– – The Exposure Timer is useful if you’re using the app by yourself, but if you’re using it with a friend, just put it to 60 seconds and your friend can click the Camera button to stop the recording when you’re done.
6. After adjusting your settings, click “Let’s Do This” to go back to the Camera capture screen.
7. Get your lights/glowsticks ready and on a tripod or leaning on a book (remember that you can only use the rear camera so you’ll have to play with a book setup to see what works best for you).
8. Click the Camera button and start light painting! When you’re done click the Camera button to stop the recording or if you’re using the Exposure Timer, light paint until its done or wait for it to stop.
9. SAVE your pictures! Press SAVE. You’ll come to this screen — you don’t have to make an account — just press No Thanks and it will save it to your Camera Roll.