Prism and Camera Rotation Light Painting

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Prism and Camera Rotation Light Painting Workshop result


This is what happens when you place a prism in front of the lens during a camera rotation Light Painting. Sven Gerard was operating the camera and I was Light Painting. For these images, I used a fiber optic whip that is approx. 1m long and was wiggled just hanging downwards. Sven was rotating the camera in a continuous manner, yet stopping in 12 steps for a second to highlight some areas. After that process, I lit up the chapel.

Without the prism, you would not get to see the fractal displacement creating that beautiful spiral-like pattern. If you are interested in seeing the result without the prism see this image on my website.

If you are interested in more Camera Rotation examples find your way to my website

Photoicon-Camera-47x36.pngNikon D750 Settings:
Photoicon-Timer-47x36.pngapprox. 159 seconds
Photoicon-F-Stop-47x36.pngF16 on the LAOWA F2.8 12mm ZeroD


Both images were conducted during a workshop together with Sven Gerard. We did share our knowledge with a handful of Light Painting enthusiasts. One of the advanced topics was camera rotation and special effects. (such as Prisms)

I hope it was informative and maybe also inspirational. If you have more questions please do not hesitate. I am happy to share my knowledge.

Gunnar Heilmann Photogrpahy

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Amazing! Like a gate to another dimension (especially the second one)!!

Thank you so much for the compliment 😁