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Human Hologram Light Painting Time Lapse inspired by Petapixel

11/23/2012 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

This Light Painting Time Lapse is very special to me as it is my first attempt at a Hologram Photograph. I discovered this technique of photography thanks to an article by PetaPixel (Link Below). The article is about a photographer (Andy Leach) using a video compiled of 1,871 high-resolution cross-section photographs of human anatomy known as the Visible Human Project to create an eerie light painting photograph.

I loved the idea and decided to give it a go with my own light painting time lapse technique which you have seen before on my channel.

After a lot of trial and error I finally figured out the settings and gave a single 20 second exposure shot a go. Worked out pretty well. I then started the process of making the Time Lapse.

In the video, I'm moving the laptop inch by inch (give or take) during the 3 second exposure shot. I used an interval of 2 seconds thinking I'd have enough time press pause, move the laptop and press start again. In hindsight, I should have kept it at around 4 seconds. Things got pretty tight :).

Leaving the immense back pain aside ;), the final result is what matters. I think it's pretty amazing. One of my favourites for sure.

Hope you guys love it as much as I do :)


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