arjun jayalal light painting lume cube shot with lume series blog

Where was this image taken?

Valiazheekal, Alleppey, Kerala

How did you come up with the idea?

The idea of light painting I got from social media, especially Instagram. There were many creators who inspired me to do so I created my way of painting.

Yes, this is one of my ideas I wanted to do and there are many more ideas I want to try in the future.

Let’s talk about lighting. What Lume Cube gear did you use to get this shot & how did you use it?

For lighting, I used the RGB Panel Pro light in strobe mode and a mask for the human subject. I set the camera to a 10 second timer and painted from the left side to the right side of the frame in an arc shape.

Can you share your camera and camera settings for this shot?

Sony a73 and Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 (Shutter speed 15 sec, f/13, ISO160, 28mm)

What has been the most rewarding part of your photography experiences?

Taking a dream shot and being recognized for that shot.

What has been the most challenging?

There are many challenging situations in photography, especially when it comes to light painting and long exposure shots. Painting the patterns is more difficult than playing with the settings in camera. Another challenge is finding the place and time to get a good frame.

What is your post-process when it comes to editing?

I believe in post processing it increases the beauty of the photograph we capture. I always shoot in Raw format to get more details. My way of post processing is adjusting the white balance, adding contrast, playing with the curves and colors.

Did this photo turn out how you initially envisioned it?

Yes this photo turned out how I initially envisioned, but even better than I hoped!

Describe Lume Cube in 5 words or less.

Lume Cube offers the best lighting product for creators. I like the solid build quality, user-friendly product, service and international delivery.

Anything else you’d like to share about this shot or your experience with Lume Cube?

This shot was taken from a beachside at evening Twilight hours. This is a combination of perfect timing, lighting, settings and teamwork

I got the prize from Lume Cube (Panel GO) so far I used it for an event and portrait session and got some best shots. I was also amazed with the compactness of the product with best output and also planning to do more light painting sessions in future.


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