Light-painting with the Nikon 1 series by Thomas Stirr

Thomas Stirr is a Canadian photographer who uses the Nikon 1 system for both his professional and personal work. You can find many blog posts on his website about the different uses he has for the camera, as well as many image samples. Thomas is an excellent example of someone capable of making the most of his camera’s capabilities and illustrating them with concrete examples.

One of his latest blog posts is about light painting. He took a series of pictures by moving the Nikon 1 V2 and 10-100mm f/4-5.6 at slow shutter speeds to create interesting trails and motion blur effects. He didn’t use any special light-painting tools but rather made great use of the luminous panels and decorations found around the Niagara Falls area. The author explains his settings step-by-step and the numerous attempts he had to make to get the results he wanted.

You can check out the complete image gallery on Thomas Stirr’s website here.

You can also see additional images in his video below.

thomas stirr light painting

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