This project is one of the entries received as part of the of the photography competition called Red Bull Illume organized by Red Bull. This experimental project is created by photographer &  Light painter Patrick Rochon, in collaboration with Red Bull, Snap! Orlando and  the wakeboard athletes: Mike Dowdy, Adam Errington, and Dallas Friday.Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. The term light painting also encompasses images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources. By moving the light source, the light can be used to selectively illuminate parts of the subject or to “paint” a picture by shining it directly into the camera lens. Light painting requires a slow shutter speed, usually a second or more. Light painting can take on the characteristics of a quick pencil sketch. Light painting by moving the camera, also called camera painting, is the antithesis of traditional photography. At night, or in a dark room, the camera can be taken off the tripod and used like a paintbrush. An example is using the night sky as the canvas, the camera as the brush and cityscapes (amongst other light sources) as the palette. Putting energy into moving the camera by stroking lights, making patterns and laying down backgrounds can create abstract artistic images. In this project, the artist combined sports and technology to create art. The movements of the athletes in the water, with the LED boards, created the light paintings. The project was shot for three consecutive nights in a row from sunset to sunrise at the OWC, Orlando Watersports Complex.






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