Long Exposure Photographic Light Art
Programmable LEDs attached to people and various objects can reveal motion in a whole new light. Photographer Stephen Orlando uses long exposure photography to capture the light trails of moving objects resulting in photographic light paintings.
Stephen has beautifully captured the motion of a variety of objects in a variety of settings, from musical instruments being played to kayak paddles along a river to ski poles down a ski slope.
I’m fascinated with capturing motion through time and space into a single photograph. Using LED lights with custom color patterns and long exposure photography, I’m able to tell the story of movement. This technique reveals beautiful light trails created by paths of familiar objects. These light trails have not been artificially created with Photoshop and represent the actual paths of the objects.
Enjoy these photos of stunning light trails captured by Stephen using his unique artistic photographic technique, and be sure to check out his website for more.
- Algonquin Park CanoePaddling motion is brought to life on the serene lakes of Algonquin Park in Ontario.
- CanoeThe familiar movement of the canoe paddle brought to life.
- WaterfallFloating lights reveal the path of the water over the waterfall.
- Whitewater KayakThe path of the kayak paddle is illuminated over the chute of the Elora Gorge.
- SwimmingA swimmer's stroke is captured in time with lights.
- Viola & ViolinThe bowing patterns of the viola are brought to life.
- CityscapesCurtains of light flowing accentuate Kitchener at night.
- Cross-Country SkiingCross country skiing movements are visualized with curtains of light.
- KayakThe path of the kayak paddle becomes visible and the changing colors invoke a sense of time.
- HockeyThe slapshot on an outdoor rink is brought to life.
- KarateLeg and arm motion of karate katas.
- SoccerLights on the leg and arm of a soccer player reveal his movements down the field.
- TennisTennis serves and forehand shots are visualized with lights.
- Stand Up PaddleboardingStand Up Paddleboarding motion is visualized on a windy night in Waterloo.