In and out of focus lightpainting on Hive

Just got back from an evening stood in a dark abandoned kiln in the middle of nowwhere and decided it was about time I got my camera rotation tool out!!

When I was starting out in photography I used to shoot on film and take the roll of 36 exposures to my local Snappy Snaps lab, wait a week and a packet of 6 x 4 prints used to come back with quite a few stickers announcing that I'd taken a shot out of focus. I used to get really offended by this but nowadays I focus off deliberately!

In and out of focus in the dark

Here I start off by shooting the central silhouette then pan the camera across and shoot 4 x figures in focus then turn the focus ring to blur the subject and shoot 4 x out of focus figures. All shot in one photographic exposure, this is not a Photoshop creation.


The Four Lightpainters of the Apocalypse

This is made using pretty much the same technique as the above image except there isn't a central image:


Padley's Grotto

Another out of focus camera rotation shot, this one was the first time I tried this technique:


Exploding heads!

From another trip to the addictive Padley Gorge again but this time changing the colour gel on alternate rotations:


About me:
I usually specialise in shooting lightpainting images but occasionally dabble in urbex and artistic model photography. I'm always on the lookout for someone to collaborate with; please don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to create art.

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