I needed a new challenge, so when I saw the beautiful full moon shining on the Buffalo River in Island Park, Idaho, I grabbed my spotlights, tripod and my trusty Nikon D7000. I set up my camera for a 30-second exposure at f/16 and 1600 ISO. I was happy with the moon shine burst of light I captured, so then it just took me a few tries to get the right amount of foreground light. I painted the light in to expose the foliage along the river bank. It was a blast!Β  You will have to give this a try sometime this summer. I love the combination of blue sky and warmer foreground. Light painting is still one of my favorite and creative photographic techniques. I would love it if you would share some of your own light paintings. Feel free to leave a comment and link to your own images. Come on, you know you want to πŸ™‚

Light Painting - Moon shine - Buffalo River - Island Park, Idaho

Light Painting - f/16; 30"; 1600 ISO - Moon shine - Buffalo River - Island Park, Idaho

If you want to give this a try, here is a link to the amazing Brinkmann II Rechargeable Spotlight. For indoor light paintings, I use the Maglite XL100 dimmable LED light. Also, here is a link to my tutorial about table top light painting, which is the same basic process I used here: Table Top Light Painting Tutorial.


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