Jake Hicks long exposure and light painting

So this is the second time I’ve been to the long exposure workshop, mainly because I wanted to learn more about light painting and also because this is the kind of work I’m really interested in and I wanted to really nail the fine detail in these setups.

So I took along my a7r3, 50mm f1.4 and my 85mm f1.4, the 85 stayed in the bag though and the 50mm f1.4 is fast becoming my favourite goto lens for portrait work.

Settings wise everything is at f5.6, 125th, iso 100 and between 2 and 10 seconds exposure.

 Setup 1, light painting, love this setup, you don’t get the same shot twice, Jake is using light painting tools from  here , I have a shoot soon where this is the focus of the shoot, so looking forward to that, I’ve also picked up a pair of Pixapro 200s and swapped out the 150w modelling bulbs to 250w modelling bulbs ready.

Setup 1, light painting, love this setup, you don’t get the same shot twice, Jake is using light painting tools from here, I have a shoot soon where this is the focus of the shoot, so looking forward to that, I’ve also picked up a pair of Pixapro 200s and swapped out the 150w modelling bulbs to 250w modelling bulbs ready.

 Gabriella absolutely killed it in this setup with the wavy red dress, absolutely love this and will definitely be doing something similar again soon!

Gabriella absolutely killed it in this setup with the wavy red dress, absolutely love this and will definitely be doing something similar again soon!

 This was the shot of the day I wanted to nail and I think I did, not only nail the shot but I also wanted the fine details of how its done from Jake, so I was watching this like a hawk!

This was the shot of the day I wanted to nail and I think I did, not only nail the shot but I also wanted the fine details of how its done from Jake, so I was watching this like a hawk!

Im sorry for anyone reading this but I can’t share with you detail on how these were lit, that would be revealing the magicians secrets and wouldn’t be right. If you want to know though you can either go to one of Jake’s workshops or alternatively he has a video showing you how all these were done and you can find it here.