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Darren Hopkins

Light Painting Photographer Darren Hopkins has been creating his Light Painting work since 2013. His favorite tools to use are the Plexiglass Light Painting Brushes that he uses in his abstract light painting work. Darren has created an awesome tutorial showing how he gets vibrant colors and unique textures in his light painting work, check it out right HERE. Read on for the full interview and image below!

What is your name?
Darren Hopkins

How long have you been light painting?
I have been light painting since 2013 while on holiday in Spain.

What is your favorite part about the Light Painting Art Form?
I really enjoy the feeling I get when looking at the back of the camera to see how the light painting has turned out and it also gives me some form of escape from the world around me.

What are your favorite type of light paintings to create and why?
My favourite type of light painting is using plexiglass blades for abstract work, I love the freedom of waving blades to produce a picture. I also enjoy using blades to produce orbs.

What is your favorite environment to shoot in?
One of my favourite environments I have shot in is a local church, it was great opportunity to photograph in a beautiful building.

What is your favorite Light Painting you have ever created with the Light Painting Brushes? 
One of my favourite light paintings is from a session in the local church, producing an orb underneath a stained glass window as the light was fading outside.

What is your favorite Light Painting Brushes attachment?
My favourite Light Painting Brushes attachment is the plexiglass diamond, it has helped me produce some amazing orbs and abstract work.

What or who inspires you and your light painting work?
I would say the need to escape from things for a few hours inspires me, it’s a great way unwind and relax at the end of the day. A lot of people inspire me in the light painting scene and recently Patrick Rochon with his blade work has been a big inspiration.

What is one piece of advice for someone who is just starting out Light Painting? 
Keep practicing and don’t give up.

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Where can people see more of your light painting work?  

https://www.flickr.com/photos/darrenhopkins/

https://www.instagram.com/darrenhopkinsphoto/ 

https://www.facebook.com/darren.hopkins.121

 

 

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