Learn How to Light Paint Your Product Photography

If you are looking for a way to spice up your product photography game, how about some light painting?

Mark Duffy shared his light painting technique for product photography. Mark uses the KYU-6 LED Light Wrap and a ‘Puma’ sneakers in this video.

As Mark mentions, this video isn’t about general product photography lighting. This tutorial is about making your product photography more interesting by using LED lights with a simple light painting technique.

Mixing light painting and strobes is a fun and easy technique. Just think about it as two separate photos. The first “photo” uses the strobes to light the object, and the second “photo” is made by painting light. The individual LEDs inside KYU-6 create light rails that suggest moving the shoe. The two photos do not interfere with each other.

After the flash triggers, move the LED light(s) in front of the camera and start drawing your photo.

Mark uses between one and three KYU-6s in different parts of the video to create different looks in the shot. For example, the image at the top of this post uses a single KYU 6 LED set to blue, while the photo in the gallery uses three KYU-6 LEDs, each set to a different color.


See more of Mark Duffy’s work here, and don’t forget to subscribe to his Youtube channel.

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