Camera setup and focus for tube light-painting - Tube Stories 49

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018
  • My light-painting tubes:
    My light-painting software:

    This video is mostly for the new members of our community. I wanted to show you how we get prepared and how I setup my camera. There are many ways to do the focus, and that night, I went full manual (at 4:16).

    Exifs of the thumbnail shot:

    Learn this technique:
    Tubes and gear:

    --- About the Tube Stories
    We're a dancer/photographer duo making our way using a tube, a feather, and a flashlight. Everything we do is lit by hand, one frame at a time. Light-painting for us is a lifestyle, and this is what we share with our audience. The purpose of the Tube Stories is to bring a brighter and more colorful night to whoever is going to cross our path.

    --- About Eric Paré (Instagram: @ericparephoto & @theXangle)
    Visual artist Eric Paré has built a lifestyle combining his passion for photography, travel and light-painting. Traveling the world with his light-painting tubes, he mixes light-painting and landscape photography in incredible locations, sharing every single tip about the techniques along the way. When he's not on the road, you can find him doing studio photography in Montréal where he perform light-painting using 120 dslr on a full 360-degree camera array. Mixing studio and outdoors photography allows him to continue pushing his limits while keeping the balance between those two complementary aspects of his art. Within the last years, he and his partner Kim Henry perfected the tube light-painting technique and made it widely accessible for beginners while always adding new tricks to create various visuals. By using a single tube, a flashlight, and a feather, he shows that simplicity is often the key, and he keeps bringing people together as part of the tube tribe. While having the dream life by traveling with the tubes, Eric Paré has managed to build a twenty thousand members learning community all related to his light-painting technique while growing his 360-degree bullet-time photography company. His work has been featured on CNN, MTV, BBC, Vice, TEDx, and he has recently worked on large scale campaigns with Audi, Twitter, Adobe, HP, Intel, Facebook, Canon and Microsoft. He does also conferences, workshops and brand collaborations. Some recent projects brought him and his team at Vidcon, Coachella, Panorama, CES, SXSW, Xposure and the Olympic Games.

    --- About Kim Henry (Instagram:
    Kim Henry is a professional contemporary dancer that has a fascination for movement and human being. She's been collaborating with Eric Paré since 2013 on countless creative projects. For the past three years, they've been traveling around the world with simple plastic tubes, flashlights and feathers, seeking for lands where they can feel the infinity to create their light painting art. Since day one they've been sharing everything they know about their technique as they develop it, encouraging people to get outdoors and play.

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    Kim Henry & Eric Paré 2018
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