Light Painting on Presque Isle

Inspiration: Eric Paré

For a few months now, I've been closely studying the images and techniques used by light painting master Eric Paré and with help from Leo Gardner at Reflections, I was able to finally attempt to emulate the master's style of light painting photography. We had been planning and coordinating a small light painting workshop here in Marquette, Michigan for about a month prior to Friday's event and slowly accumulating a few light painting tools here and there. We didn't have the EagleTac brand of flashlights that Eric uses, but we did have very similar clear tube guards and some construction paper to fit inside the tubes to add some interesting color patterns when we attached our flashlights to the ends of the tubes. What resulted was the ability for a third person behind the model to paint on designs while our cameras exposed from anywhere between 1 second and 15 seconds.