Interesting Photo of the Day: Music in Darkness

Many photographers struggle with taking photos after dark. But for creative minds like that of photographer Nikolay Trebukhin, the same absence of light works as a blank canvas: a canvas where photographers can paint whatever they imagine. Using light painting technique is an awesome way of pushing individual creativity to the next level:

light painting

“Music Non-Stop” by Nikolay Trebukhin (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

Trebukhin shot the image with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera and the Panasonic H-F007014E Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4 ASPH lens at f/16 and ISO 100, using the live composite mode. Then, to light paint the circles and spirals, he used various LED flashlights. And in case you’re wondering how he light-painted the treble clef so perfectly—he used a stencil.

It’s beautiful how minimal the image is, yet it has a lively vibe. What’s really interesting is how he’s composed the image with a slight tilt. This really makes the image appear dynamic and adds to the funky vibe.

Have you ever tried giving this long-exposure light painting technique a shot? If you haven’t, you should really consider it. You might have a skillful artist hiding within you. Who knows?

Like This Article?

Don't Miss The Next One!

Join over 100,000 photographers of all experience levels who receive our free photography tips and articles to stay current:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

New! Want more photography tips? We now offer a free newsletter for photographers:

No, my photos are the best, close this forever