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Light painting using Litchi?

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by finalfantasyfan, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. finalfantasyfan

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    I was thinking about doing light painting using waypoint feature in apps like Litchi or AP. Has anyone done that before? It will be cool to draw a word above a open field with a little planning.
     
  2. Richard Gozinya

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    You mean for a still frame shot composite ? I don't understand what you're after.
     
  3. finalfantasyfan

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    I mean taking a long exposure photo of a phantom flying a pre-defined route from a camera on a tripod at night.
     
  4. Richard Gozinya

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    You think it puts out enough light? Or, are you going to put some LED's on it? In pitch dark or what do you mean by at night?
     
  5. finalfantasyfan

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    I think the build-in light should be enough in an open field with no other ambient light.
     
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    It is worth a try!

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    There are many examples of light painting on the web. Here's one:
     
  8. finalfantasyfan

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    Cool. That's what I what to try.
     
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    I know what light painting is. I've been experimenting with it for years with my EOS M1. I'm trying to visualize what can be done with it with repsect to the phantom as a light source? At first read I thought the idea was ridiculous but I'm still trying to figure out a scenario that would be intrguing to investigate.
     
  10. finalfantasyfan

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    I think the challenge is the attitude of the drone. If it is too low, it requires a UWA lens and might capture other ambient light into the frame. If it is too high, the build-in light might not be strong enough to be capture. Wind speed is also a factor which might ruin the drawing. Need to try this on a calm night.
     
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    [​IMG]Perfect calm night tonight. Just did a heart on the sky with Litchi


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    Looks really nice! What if you put some brighter lights on it? Give a bolder line in the final picture?


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    Very cool!
    Just wondering, what were your camera settings?

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    F/2.0 ISO100 Bulb mode. Attitude was 80 ft and I used 28mm. I added 5 seconds at the start and end waypoints so I can set my frame and trigger/release the shutter.