Fine Art Photographer, Awarded, Juried & Published, Scott Campbell Photography
Palm Desert / Palm Springs based Fine Art Photographer – unusual, eye catching and truly interesting
My favorite locations to create fine art photography include the Salton Sea, Joshua Tree, Amusement Parks, Beaches and abandoned human creations. I like to use unusual techniques both in the camera and Photoshop. Lenses such as Lens Baby, Fish-eye and tilt shift are always in my kit. Using multiple exposures to give the option of creative High Dynamic Range, HDR, fine art photography is something I almost always do in every shot. Thinking out of the box to creatively use long exposures, panoramic views, low light, night time, unusual angles and ways of looking at things that makes the viewer think at least twice is now second nature.
I have created a number of galleries that focus on different aspects of my artistic photography works and I will continue to add more as I compile them together.
As a fine art photographer, the images you see in my gallery are for sale. I always have a limited set of prints for each image. Each fine art photography piece is signed and numbered. While I don’t yet post prices or print numberings online, if you contact me through my contact page or by phone, with the fine art photography image you’d like, I’ll get back to you with print size options, run limitations, prices etc.
Light Painting by Palm Desert/Palm Springs Photographer Scott Campbell Photography
Light Painting Photography, also know as Light Graffiti and Painting with Light, is a form of fine art photography that is mesmerizing, captivating, thought provoking and beautiful. Scott Campbell has been doing long, exposure light painting with many different tools and techniques since the 1980’s. Scott’s college thesis and final college show was held with light painting photography.
Technically all photography is painting with light. However, Light Painting Photography has become the creative and beautiful art of capturing moving light, mixed patterns of natural light or adding and mixing fields of light into or onto a scene and over time in an exposure long enough to blur point sources or burn in and blend light fields.
For example flashlights, glow sticks and LEDs make great point sources for writing a word or creating patterns in long exposures. Colored gels over lights or flashes work fantastic to create beautifully blended fields of light creating every color you can imagine. Candles, car headlights, fire pits, flaming batons, heck, anything that makes or reflects light can be used to to paint with light in your photography.
You’ll want to make the exposure long enough to create some sort of light trail. Since it’s a long exposure, you’ll want a tripod or other steady surface to place your camera. As long as the ambient scene is exposed to where it looks good and your painting source is not too bright, you’ll capture amazing light drawings.
Personally I particularly like creating and blending fields of color using flashes and colored gels. Or to create long exposures of pre-lit objects such as carnivals or car lights on streets.
Use your imagination, your results will always surprise you.
To get your creative ideas going, here are a few links to my favorite inspirational and technique oriented sites: