All photos: Darren Pearson
For Los Angeles-based artist Darren Pearson, long-exposure techniques allow for a melding of both photography and drawing. Although many people use firework sparklers and other light sources to play around with a camera, Pearson takes it a step further by using a handheld LED light to draw astonishingly detailed images of dinosaurs, skeletons and wild animals into each scene.
In addition to still light paintings, Pearson also creates stop-motion videos featuring this long-exposure technique. His most recent video, "Lightspeed," is comprised of 1,139 individual stills and took over a year to complete:
So how does he do he create these quirky 'light paintings'? The comic below provides a brief explanation of the process.
Need a little more guidance? Visit lightpaintingphotography.com to learn more about troubleshooting and mastering this fascinating technique. Continue below to see more light paintings, and be sure check out Pearson's website, DariusTwin.com, to see his entire collection of work.
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