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Denis Smith

Sharing my passion for Light Painting with the world. Peace. Proud Olympus Visionary

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ASTRO/LIGHT PAINTING See the full video with break down of 12 images, tools used and full descriptions over on the blog. Link in bio or www.denissmith.com.au @olympus_au #olympusinspired

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FIRE IN THE HOLE I forgot I got the Fireblade out on the weekend. This thing is sick! Head over to the link in bio for a deal on this set of blades. Peace, Denis Olympus EM1mk2 7-14F2.8 pro at iso 1600 for 60seconds. @olympus_au #olympusinspired

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CELEBRATION We just launched our fresh new Arclight Blade design and have decided to make 10 sets available at a crazy price of AUD$200! That’s a FREE Fireblade saving AUD$80! The link is in my bio to the purchase point. Nuts! The new connector fits to the Light Painting Brushes Universal Connector, is more compact and strong. Enjoy. Peace, Denis. www.denissmith.com.au Shipping extra of course.

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One of the joys of 3D Printing is being able to take those midnight ideas and make them a reality. Quickly. Peace, Denis.

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TUTORIALS - TOOLS - FUN If you haven’t had a look, it’s a fun place to hang. www.denissmith.com.au Peace, Denis.

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A NICE FIND I am trying to clear up some hard drive space and am stumbling across all sorts of things. This is an image from 2014, and was taken with the little Olympus EM10 with the tiny pancake 14-42 lens. What’s funny about this, is the camera was given to me to play with almost in jest I think. I remember this night was amazing because this location is super bright. I can see I was using Live Composite because the exif says 1 second. If you said to me then, playing with that little thing, that I would be using Olympus gear for all of my professional photography, masses of video and all of my light painting I would have certainly found that pretty funny, yet here we are. Incredibly, you can buy this camera combo now for around AUD$850! Nuts. This image blows me away! @olympus_au #olympusinspired

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BLOG POST (link in bio) Light painting with Astro, way out side my comfort zone. There’s a solid video, gallery and thoughts. Head over and have a giggle. Peace, Denis @olympus_au #olympusinspired www.denissmith.com.au

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EASTER ISLAND - THE LONG JOURNEY I am just putting the final touches on a talk for tonight at @diamondscamera here in Adelaide. This booked out almost instantly. And those coming will be treated to some behind the scenes details of this crazy trip. Behind each of these images is a story. Challenges, joy, pain and disappointments all wrapped up in an overwhelming sense of awe! If you are coming tonight, I can wait to share. If you missed out, there are some pretty cool video tutorials and BTS very close to completion. A massive thanks to my partners @olympus_au who made the trip a reality. Peace, Denis www.denissmith.com.au

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I LOVE WHAT I DO! Nights like I just had on Kangaroo Island remind me how incredible my life is really. There are untold pressures and difficulties that come with my survival, but I choose to put them to the side and just go to play (occasionally). It is a choice. I am lucky I can do it, but it is also a skill. And when I do, it is healing. It is the crazy images, the ones where I just didn’t care and threw the tools at the cold air that the magic happens. Peace, Denis @olympus_au #olympusinspired

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SHIFT We often think of the stars moving through the sky, but it is images like this that make it so clear that it is us who are moving. And fast! While I am off playing I just leave a camera off to the side capturing a Live Composite image of this. Go back an hour later and blamo! This is the EM1mk2 with the sublime 7-15f2.8Pro set at F2.8 capturing 60second exposures at iso1600. The amazing thing really is that the file from the camera is raw. Allowing the subtle corrections to be made to bring the image to life. @olympus_au #olympusinspired Peace, Denis Www.denissmith.com.au

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NUTS Ah, sometimes it’s ok to just go nuts! Peace, Denis Olympus EM1mk2 7-14f2.8pro at F2.8 for 60seconds. @olympus_au #olymousinspired

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HAVEN I posted the jpeg that transfered from the camera on the weekend, but here is the tweaked raw file. The Jpeg from the camera was pretty bloody good! This was a really complex image to create. The Blade has such a dim torch in it. Of course with out the stunning @lightpaintingbrushes universal connector, that would have been impossible! Olympus EM1mk2 7-14 f2.8 Pro at F2.8 for 60seconds at iso1600 @olympus_au #olympusinspired #authenticki Peace. Denis.

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Ball of Light - Beacon Look who made an appearance over the weekend. I can’t seem to spin anything half decent these days. Peace. Denis. Olympus EM1mk2 7-14f2.8pro at F4 for 120seconds. Iso200. @olympus_au #olympusinspired #authenticki www.balloflight.com.au Peace, Denis --------------------------------------------------------------- The term Ball of Light® is a registered trademark and all images are copyright of Denis Smith.  #balloflight #theballoflight #ball_of_light #the_ball_of_light   #theballoflighttool

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HOMAGE Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be in the presence of @palateth_lp and @patrickthelightpainter on tour here in Australia. As I was running around the rocks this weekend, you were still with me. Here using the delicious @liteblades KYO system with one of my new Arclight Diamond blades and a beast @ledlenserau MT18 with some Pala Blue gel. Olympus EM1mk2 7-14f2.8pro at F8, iso200 for 20 beautiful seconds. Check out the tools over at www.denissmith.com.au @olympus_au #olympusinspired #authenticki

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Ball of Light The sky is quite blue here. It was still pretty “bright”. What I love about this image is how insanely sharp everything is. The Ball of Light Tool is dialled all the way down to minimum and is still a bit over exposed. Shit I had fine this weekend. Olympus EM1mk2 7-14f2.8pro at F2.8 and iso400 for 240 seconds. @olympus_au #olympusinspired #authenticki www.balloflight.com.au Peace, Denis --------------------------------------------------------------- The term Ball of Light® is a registered trademark and all images are copyright of Denis Smith.  #balloflight #theballoflight #ball_of_light #the_ball_of_light   #theballoflighttool

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The Cradle of Light Mucking around waiting for the light to go. I seriously have a deep love for these rocks! I caught myself rubbing my belly against them early in the morning darkness. Created using the @liteblades KYO with the Arclight Diamond Blade Only and a milky Spacetime with a Pala Blue Gel (@palateth_lp ) Nice combo! @olympus_au EM1MK2 with the 7-14pro at F9 for 5 seconds. The light was fading FAST and there was lots of jumping up and down from that spot and running to the camera. My legs are sore today! Peace, Denis. #olympusinspired #authenticki

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Light From Dark Well there is a bit of a story behind this image. Unfortunately, as per usual, it has just been mauled uploading here, there is a much higher res version here, https://www.flickr.com/photos/biskitboy/43371215162/in/dateposted-public/ I am preparing a blog post during the week about the trip to get this, but in a nutshell, I really wanted to push myself way outside my comfort zone. It was taken at a new moon, the opposite to my first love. It was ultra cold. And pitch black. Every bit of light in the image, that is not starlight, I added. The camera is quite a way down a steep slope (safely) and the surface is incredible uneven. This is an issue for me at the moment with a pretty delicate ankle. I am NOT an astro photographer. But what I do know is mixing light painting and astro is mighty hard. The torch I am using in the light painting tool is super dim. Anyway, blog post to come. You will enjoy it for sure. In the mean time get a load of the hight res image over on flickr. Captured with the Olympus EM1mk2, 7-14mm F2.8Pro at F2.8 and iso1600 for 75 seconds. Now I know there is probably some magical post production that will make this all sorts of awesome, I am not that much of a wizz. What I do know is that looking at this feels pretty amazing. It was a mission to get it. @olympus_au #olympusinspired @authentickangarooisland #authenticki Peace, Denis

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A Quickie I am just having lunch before heading home from a couple of days away. This is quick transfer from the camera (so the processes raw file will be a bit different), a frame from a 200 shot time lapse. I don’t shoot a lot of Astro, but took up the challenge this weekend. I reckon the Olympus EM1mk2 handles the job pretty good. The time lapse should be fun. @olympus_au #olympusinspired #authenticki

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