Light Painting Watsons Bay, Sydney Australia

Took this during the first full moon of 2015.  I have made a commitment to photograph on full-moon for the rest of 2015. This particular trip to Watsons Bay, I came back with 17 frames altogether in a shoot. Usually I fill up the memory cards or the batteries run flat on the camera.

Out of the 17 shots I think I have 2 potential portfolio shots for my effort. It is not the quantity it is the quality of the photo. With night photography and especially long exposure photography. You come back with not many frames, but every frames is special to you. 

Light painting is also an experiment I am going to do in 2015. I have a dabble in it a few times but never actually make a commitment to shoot and experiment with it. I have chosen full moon as the moon will illuminate the overall scene (ambience) and I light paint in the subject.

The equipment you need is very simple. You need a tripod, a camera that can shoot in bulb mode, cable release, torch (that\’s your brush) and a lot of imagination. But the most important ingredients is to have fun.

I love the clouds with long exposure photography. There\’s something magical about full-moon. Can\’t point it out yet, still discovering its secrecy. I\’ll post more photo and stories of my experiment with light painting and become a lunatic in 2015.


Published by Travis Chau

I'm a freelance makeup artist from Sydney, Australia. If you hang around creative people long enough you well get the bug to create as well. So now I am into photography, timelapse photography and maybe video/film later.

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