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Picasso painting with light.

The most important ingredient in photography is light. In digital photography, an image is produced when light passes through the lens and hits a sensor made up with millions of light-sensitive photosites called pixels. Light painting is a photographic technique in which images are painted onto the sensor with a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. It’s not a new technique; in fact it dates back to the early 20th century. In 1949, Pablo Picasso learned about the technique and began creating one-of-a-kind paintings in the air with a small flashlight in a dark room. The series became known as his “Light Drawings.”

Another technique is camera painting, which is represented in my new “Glow Series.” With the camera as my paintbrush and neon bulbs as my color palette, I created a collection of abstract images with vivid color and kinetic energy.

The Glow Series by Laura Watilo Blake is now available for purchase. See all 17 images here.


Glow Series: "Infinity" by Laura Watilo Blake

a Glow of lights

Glow Series: "Hearts" by Laura Watilo Blake

Glow Series: "Meteor" by Laura Watilo Blake

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