Trying new stuff. And it gets accepted.

When you have two kids and one of them is 6 (the other almost 2) you can get very creative in thinking and doing when it comes to getting ideas for shoots. Kids never sit still and there attention span isnt the biggest in the world. How do you make sure you let them sit still? You think outside of the box and create new stuff out of nothing.

That is what I did with these pictures. I tried new stuff after an evening of playing with torches, flashes, bike rims, lights, gels and xmas decoration. It opend a new world for me. And the best thing of this new hobby called lightpainting is the fact that my 6 year old can join in and see her work instantly. I let her run acros the room with a bundle of leds, a torch with red gels on top of it, and she makes the most beautifull painting.

I cant let her play with steel wool ofcourse. That would be dangerous. But I can play with it myself. And you know what? It got accepted. And I would have never thought that. Because the steel wool pictures that got accepted last night, are truly the first 2 I made since I found out what you can do with it. How lucky is that?

Getting creative also means you get your recourses from locations you would normally never thought of, without paying a dime for it. The orbs are made with a bike rim, xmas lights and a cut of broomstick. I made the wife made with cutting the broom, but she was delighted to here her cutoff broom made it to Dreamstime :-)

This proofs that thinking outside the box and let your kids play with light, gets your images accepted :-) Since those two experimentes, I filled a whole box with leds, torches, flashes, gels, rims, and all short of little things I can play with doing lightpainting. If you want to try it, search Dreamstime for Lightpainting or steel wool and youll see a few examples.

Have fun, and think outside the box. Its better outside the box.

Photo credits: Robert Wiggers.

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December 29, 2013


Thanks for sharing! Interesting photos!

December 13, 2013


great work. exquisite images and creative way to keep kids busy!!

December 11, 2013


What great images and you and your kid had fun too, very inventive:)

December 10, 2013


Love how these came out. Nice to see something different!

December 10, 2013


Thank you all for your kind comments!

December 10, 2013


Wow, cool new stuff! Way to think outside the box!

December 10, 2013


Looks like fun:)

December 10, 2013


brilliant, beautiful work! i too would not have though to submit that stuff. A friend and I were doing a lot of light painting out in fields at night at the end of the summer before it got cold... You have me planning to re-visit those photos now!

December 10, 2013


Thats creative!

December 10, 2013


Cool!! Thank you for sharing!

December 10, 2013


Very cool! THat's what photography is for...learning and creating. And the more you do it, the better you become! Looking forward to more!

December 10, 2013


very interesting how one can use time and light to create an image you usually can't see -

December 10, 2013


Clever of you............... concept images often do well here. David.

December 10, 2013


Interesting photos.