Fiesta Movement: Light Painting

Subject: Fiesta Movement Mission #4 - Light Painting (How To)
Filmers: Abe Kislevitz, Tyler Johnson
Location: San Mateo, CA

This month’s theme is #Style and the mission I chose to embark on said to “Light Paint around your Fiesta.”  I decided to light paint with my Fiesta instead! Ever since I saw Tron I’ve wanted to shoot some long exposure photos with some really cool lights to create the same sort of light bike visual feel.  This was the perfect opportunity.  I ordered up this set of LEDs, got a power inverter for my car and went to town.  You want your lights to be near the back of your car so it doesn’t cover up the whole side of the car while you drive.  It was definitely tricky to figure out how and where to orient the camera in relation to the car to get the best results.  It took a lot of experimentation and I even came back for a second round of shooting after looking closely at my first results.   My next attempt will be with a motorcycle!  Long exposure shooting can be really fun, I recommend everyone get out there and try it if you can!  Turn on the iPhone flashlight and scribble some words in the sky!

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 16-35 2.8
Remote: Vello Shutterboss

The actual video was filmed entirely with the GoPro HERO3+

Check out the following photos, right click and select ‘save link as’ if you’d like to download a high resolution, or download a .zip of all of them!

APERTURE: F/13.0 EXPOSURE: 30 sec ISO: 100


APERTURE: F/16.0 EXPOSURE: 120 sec ISO: 100


APERTURE: F/16.0 EXPOSURE: 90 sec ISO: 100


APERTURE: F/16.0 EXPOSURE: 120 sec ISO: 100


APERTURE: F/20.0 EXPOSURE: 45 sec ISO: 200


APERTURE: F/20.0 EXPOSURE: 90 sec ISO: 200


Here’s one more from a few weeks ago using my iPhone light!

APERTURE: F/3.2 EXPOSURE: 30 sec ISO: 1600