Trying new stuff. And it gets accepted.

posted on 10th of december, 2013

When you have two kids and one of them is 6 (the other almost 2) you can get very creative in thinking and doing when it comes to getting ideas for shoots. Kids never sit still and there attention span isnt the biggest in the world. How do you make sure you let them sit still? You think outside of the box and create new stuff out of nothing.

That is what I did with these pictures. I tried new stuff after an evening of playing with torches, flashes, bike rims, lights, gels and xmas decoration. It opend a new world for me. And the best thing of this new hobby called lightpainting is the fact that my 6 year old can join in and see her work instantly. I let her run acros the room with a bundle of leds, a torch with red gels on top of it, and she makes the most beautifull painting.

I cant let her play with steel wool ofcourse. That would be dangerous. But I can play with it myself. And you know what? It got accepted. And I would have never thought that. Because the steel wool pictures that got accepted last night, are truly the first 2 I made since I found out what you can do with it. How lucky is that?

Getting creative also means you get your recourses from locations you would normally never thought of, without paying a dime for it. The orbs are made with a bike rim, xmas lights and a cut of broomstick. I made the wife made with cutting the broom, but she was delighted to here her cutoff broom made it to Dreamstime :-)

This proofs that thinking outside the box and let your kids play with light, gets your images accepted :-) Since those two experimentes, I filled a whole box with leds, torches, flashes, gels, rims, and all short of little things I can play with doing lightpainting. If you want to try it, search Dreamstime for Lightpainting or steel wool and youll see a few examples.

Have fun, and think outside the box. Its better outside the box.

Comments (14)

Posted by Jdanne on December 29, 2013
Thanks for sharing! Interesting photos!
Posted by Nepality on December 13, 2013
great work. exquisite images and creative way to keep kids busy!!
Posted by Cheese365 on December 11, 2013
What great images and you and your kid had fun too, very inventive:)
Posted by Pondshots on December 10, 2013
Love how these came out. Nice to see something different!
Posted by Beyo1980 on December 10, 2013
Thank you all for your kind comments!
Posted by CLCoker on December 10, 2013
Wow, cool new stuff! Way to think outside the box!
Posted by Adeliepenguin on December 10, 2013
Looks like fun:)
Posted by Cmoulton on December 10, 2013
brilliant, beautiful work! i too would not have though to submit that stuff. A friend and I were doing a lot of light painting out in fields at night at the end of the summer before it got cold... You have me planning to re-visit those photos now!
Posted by Perstock on December 10, 2013
Thats creative!
Posted by Lenutaidi on December 10, 2013
Cool!! Thank you for sharing!
Posted by Angelaostafichuk on December 10, 2013
Very cool! THat's what photography is for...learning and creating. And the more you do it, the better you become! Looking forward to more!
Posted by Martingraf on December 10, 2013
very interesting how one can use time and light to create an image you usually can't see -
Posted by Davidwatmough on December 10, 2013
Clever of you............... concept images often do well here. David.
Posted by Thorken on December 10, 2013
Interesting photos.

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