What is your name?
My name is Katrina Brown
How long have you been light painting?
I’ve been light painting landscapes since around 2008. It wasn’t until the end of 2017 that I saw light painting with tools and I was instantly immersed!
What is your favorite part about the Light Painting Art Form?
My favorite part about the Light Painting Form is creating something the eyes cannot see all at once. The knowledge and balance of light needed to complete and image really drives me and gets me excited making art in this way.
What are your favorite type of light paintings to create and why?
My favorite type of light paintings to create are the ones I am going to make next. I know it sounds silly, but I am always evolving and trying to come up with new ideas and I am genuinely driven by what comes tomorrow!
What is your favorite environment to shoot in?
My favorite environment to shoot in is the night sky. Moonlit or completely dark, I enjoy the challenge of balancing ambient light with the lumens of light painting.
What is your favorite Light Painting you have ever created with the Light Painting Brushes?
My most favorite image I have ever created with the Light Painting Brushes was shot in Anza Borrego with a Giant Serpent sculpture breathing “fire".
What is your favorite Light Painting Brushes attachment?
My favorite tools are the fiber optic tools with color gels because I love how they make fire appear real, making it ok to shoot with “fire” in many places where real fire isn’t allowed.
What or who inspires you and your light painting work?
I’m inspired every single day by every light painter I see posting! The community has so much ingenuity that’s constantly evolving and sharing. My initial inspiration came from the works of Eric Pare. The clean beautiful simple perfection of his imagery really caught my eye and inspired me.
What is one piece of advice for someone who is just starting out Light Painting?
The best advice I can give to someone starting out is to get out and make mistakes. Try various lights with varying lumens and camera exposures. Take note of what works and what doesn’t using a notebook. Chart basic exposures and light levels that work well to make your next attempt even better!