Light Painting with Eric Paré
Eric Paré is a Canadian visual artist who has been performing light-painting all around the world since 2013. When he is not traveling in deserts or by the sea, he can be found in his studio in Montreal where he has developed a full 360 degree camera system with his team. His most recent international projects were made with Adobe, Twitter, Bacardi/Dewar’s, Dom Perignon and Fotolia.
Eric picked up a handful of our Photoshop products and has been dropping us finished images ever since. With the release of his new behind-the-scenes film “Signs of Light,” we couldn’t help but get the scoop on what goes into his unique images.
I’m a photographer, but I spend my time in front of the camera instead of behind. But even then, I’m never visible. That’s what light-painting is about. I draw light by hand, generally in one second. I disappear by hiding behind the model and making sure I don’t get hit with the light.
I did my first experiments in a 360 degree system where my light-painting was captured in 3D. I had quite a good success with my first bullet-time stop-motion light-painting project LightSpin, but a few months later, I realized that the technique itself was also very cool using a single camera.
“I’m a photographer, but I spend my time in front of the camera instead of behind. But even then, I’m never visible. That’s what light-painting is about.”
Lens Distortions packs are great add-ons for me… They give me options and help me get a good balance in the overall composition.Eric Paré