How It Works
The patented Light Painting Brushes system works by allowing photographers to universally connect literally millions of light emitting devices to a limitless array of light modifying devices. The Light Painting Brushes system allows lights and/or light modifiers to be interchanged quickly and easily during a single exposure making the use of many different colors, shapes and textures of light simple. Check out the two videos below, the first is a brief description showing how the Light Painting Brushes system works and the second video shows how all the Light Painting Tools in the starter kits work together and examples of some of the images you can create with each of the tools in the kits!
The Light Painting Brushes system is built on one single piece of hardware, The Universal Connector.
The Universal Connector is the key that unlocks the Light Painting Brushes system. You must have at least one, but we recommend a few, Universal Connectors to use any of our Light Painting Brushes light modifiers! The Universal Connector makes limitless light painting tools easy, affordable, and interchangeable!
Using the Light Painting Brushes Universal Connector you can attach any light emitting device, flashlight, or torch that is relatively round and has a diameter of .975" to 1.5" to a variety of our unique light modifiers to create absolutely stunning images. The diameter range may not sound like much, but our guestimation is that this is at least 60 % of the flashlights and torches in existence. Saying there are about 1 billion lights out there thats around 600 million or a S!@# ton of lights.
The cone shaped end of the Universal Connector accepts the flashlight or other light emitting device while the opposite end accepts a light modifier. The system works best with lights that have a on/off button on the back end of the light that way you have the ability to turn the light on and off easily or even strobe the light an intervals if you're feeling wild.
Innovation is a huge part of our light painting community and we encourage it! The Light Painting Brushes Universal Connector was designed to not only fit our custom made light painting tools but it also fits any standard plastic water or soda bottle. If you are an innovator or just a crafty creator you can create your own light painting tools out of empty plastic bottles. Don't throw bottles away and ruin the planet, take that trash and turn it into a custom light painting tool! Check out the video HERE to see how the Universal Connector works with plastic bottles!
Benefits of the Light Painting Brushes System:
Its simple and affordable.
Modular and expandable system that you can build upon for a Light Painting lifetime.
Universal: Works with any relatively round light emitting device from .975" to 1.5" in diameter. Works best with lights that have a on/off button on the back of the device.
Interchangeable: Quickly and easily switch lights and light modifiers in seconds.
Numerous custom Light Painting Brushes of varying colors and textures are ready for purchase at an affordable price.
Create your own light painting tools using and standard plastic water or soda bottle.
Eliminates the need to carry as many lights.
No more ruining lights and tools with sticky tape.
Light Weight and Durable: The Universal Connector is made from a durable rubber and weighs just a few ounces. The majority of our Light Painting Brushes tools and modifiers are made from ultra lightweight plastic polymers, making them ultra portable for shooting in desolate locations.
Maybe you're asking what is light painting? Well Light Painting Photography is the Art Form of using handheld lights to paint and/or draw in a scene while the shutter of a camera is left open during a long exposure photograph. By shooting in a dark location and using photographic technique of LONG exposure photography (lets say a 30 second exposure) the flashes, streaks, colors, textures, and trails of light created by our Light Painting Brushes can be captured in your photograph without the use of any post production. Exposure times for light paintings can range from just a few seconds upto an hour or more.
Check out our Light Painting Photography Tutorial Page HERE to learn how to get started!
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