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09/13/2006 10:49:28 PM · #1
Does anyone know the best way to do the shots of drawing with trails of light as Picaso did in the shots by Gjon Mili? Any suggestions/adivce would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
09/13/2006 10:53:14 PM · #2
He used different methods so maybe post the one with the method you want to mimic.

I found this gallery ( //www.vpphotogallery.com/photog_mili.htm ) with samples of his work. The one at the end of the second row I think is what you're referring to.
09/14/2006 03:32:24 PM · #3
I wasn't aware he used different methods, I've only seen a couple pics with the same style, lines of light forming a picture and the person drawing in sharp focus. Such as the one in the gallery you presented, end of the second row.
09/14/2006 04:02:57 PM · #4
I would guess you get someone to draw out a shape with a flashlight in a dark room, shoot it with a long exposure. You then use a flash to light up the person. This way only the flash lights up the person, and they stay sharp. If the room isn't dark enough they will leave a trail.
09/14/2006 05:33:26 PM · #5
If you read the explanation to the Centaur picture, the flash went off first, taking the picture of Picasso, who then proceeded to do the air-drawing with the lightpan in the dark while the shutter remained open. Simple, really.
09/14/2006 11:29:30 PM · #6
I was thinking something like that. What works best with making the light paths? it seems the beam from a flashlight would be too bright, is a laser pointer effective?
09/17/2006 05:02:35 AM · #7
I would think a white LED would work best, not to bright, and not direction like a laser either.
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