Zach Alan

Light Painting Brushes Brand Ambassador Zach Alan has been creating his light painting imagery since 2013. He loves to shoot in wide open outdoor spaces and abandon places. Traveling with his lovely wife Juli, Zach creates stunning light painting work that looks like something out of a fantasy. Check out the full interview with Zach below and follow the links at the bottom of the page for even more of his amazing work!

What is your name?

My name is Zach Alan, and I'm a light painter based in Houston Texas

How long have you been light painting?

I've been light painting for nearly six years now! I started out with basic tools like keychain LEDs, tungsten flashlights, and even cell phone screens!

What are your favorite type of light paintings to create and why?

My favorite sort of light paintings are the elegantly simple kind. Usually one or two lights, and a hand-lit subject. I really enjoy light painting wings and large abandoned places. I like this because it's a fun and meditative thing to do. 

What is your favorite environment to shoot in?

My favorite environments to shoot in are either beautiful expansive landscapes or large abandoned spots with good symmetry.

What is your favorite image you have created with the Light Painting Brushes?

My favorite light painting created with the light painting brushes has to be a portrait of Juli on the most beautiful beach I've ever seen in Hawaii. We created these amazing wings with the Feather Plexi at blue hour. 

Light Painting Brushes by Zach Alan

What is your favorite Light Painting Brushes attachment?

My favorite tool by far would be the Feather Plexi, with the Color Filter and Hoods coming in a close second place.

What or who inspires you and your light painting work?

My main inspiration in the light painting world without a doubt is Eric Paré. We met early on in his tube light painting journey and he's been a great inspiration to keep learning and creating new techniques of my own. 

What is one piece of advice for someone who is just starting out Light Painting?

My biggest piece of advice for light painting and photography in general is to get hands on with the tools you have, the best way to learn in my experience is to try things on your own so that you'll gain a first hand knowledge of what does and doesn't work. I'd also recommend that you read as much as you can, and don't be afraid to reach out for advice. Most light painters are very open and friendly.

Where can people see more of your light painting work?

You can see more of my work here! My Instagram 

My website 

My YouTube page 

My Facebook page