How to make Fire and Light Paintings - Redwoodtwig

Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)

The previous light paintings used battery powered lights.  Glow sticks, the chemical based things that glow for a few hours once you activate them, put out very little light. The original of this one is nearly completely black.   Work with the curves tool allows me to bring out quite a bit of interesting detail as  Budda celebrated her 9th birthday with her first attempt at spinning.  However, there are some pronounced color shifts, which might or might not be acceptable.  Here I think it works.

The previous light paintings used battery powered lights. Glow sticks, the chemical based things that glow for a few hours once you activate them, put out very little light. The original of this one is nearly completely black. Work with the curves tool allows me to bring out quite a bit of interesting detail as Budda celebrated her 9th birthday with her first attempt at spinning. However, there are some pronounced color shifts, which might or might not be acceptable. Here I think it works.