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Lightpainting a Model: Dressing Up In Light

By Joseph Cha on October 16th 2013

If you’ve ever been to a professional Fashion shoot you’ll know that most of the time the clothes don’t fit right. Many times models will have clothes pinned at the back to make the clothes look for “fitted” for the camera. That was not the case for model Jasmin Brunner, because her clothes were going to be drawn on with light.

Lightpainting Models Video

As you can see, photographer Atton Conrad started with his model wearing nude colored underwear and shoes.

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Then Conrad used an electroiluminescent wire to “paint” the dress.

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And here’s what his lightpainting looks like on the computer.

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Then they simply composite the shots and the results are extraordinary.

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[source: picturecorrect.com]


I’m a photographer and cinematographer based in Southern California. When I don’t have a camera in my face I enjoy going to the movies and dissecting the story telling and visual aesthetics.

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  1. dave

    i would have been more impressed if they had light painted directly onto the model. compositing separate plates is easy.

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  2. shani

    waiting for water

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  3. Justin Lin

    First milk now light!

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