'Portal' Light-Painting Created With Single Exposure

June 20, 2012


This is a shot of a portal jump in progress created by photographer/light-painting enthusiast Jeremy Jackson with a single exposure. Now I know what you're thinking, "Suuuuuuure he did, maybe with a single exposure from a MAGIC CAMERA." Hey, I thought the same thing.

The result, which you can see above, was actually shot as a single exposure using a Canon T1i and a manual 14mm f/2.8 lens. It took 357 seconds and one mid picture aperture change to get both the portals and trees lit properly, but there's no denying the photo does the job and, according to Jackson, was a blast to shoot.

Impressive. And I'm not just saying that because I suck at photography, but a couple at the bar last weekend asked me to take a picture of them together and I wound up taking a picture of my own eyeball. COME ON, YOU JUST WATCHED ME SPILL TWO DRINKS IN A ROW -- WHAT THE HELL DID YOU EXPECT?

Hit the jump for another shot from Jeremy that I also thought was really cool, but be sure to check out his Flickr and website (with prints for sale) for even more.


Thanks to Chris, who likes to make me search through my Twitter feed for tips because he's unconventional. Next thing you know he'll be throwing them through my window rubber-banded to rocks.

  • captaindash

    All I can hear in my head is "it's a MAAANUAL 14mm 2.8 lens" in the voice of some legacy douchebag from Morningwood Academy. It's a long exposure, period. It's incredibly well done, and the aperture change is impressive, but you may as well talk about what brand of exotic imported tea you were drinking at the time if you want to hipster yourself to impress us. This pretentious fella has some serious skill though.

  • Mighty Molecule

    hl3 or GTFO

  • and I get made fun of for having a T1i... good work Jermy!

  • Emmitt Morgans

    I'm making a note here:

  • kevin dijkshoorn


  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    I can tell by the shadows

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