My recent trip through an abandoned building with the Melbourne City Drain Painters has got me excited about some of the more creative light painting techniques that they employ. These folks really experiment with alternate light sources and literally create light paintings in underground drains and abandoned buildings. When I first saw their work I admired their creativity but noticed that sometimes they put too much emphasis on the light and not enough on the environmental lighting etc.
I am going to start shooting some more underground photography where I can blend my landscape light painting techniques with some of their funky lighting effex. I’ve been accumulating some funky lights and wiring them up at home ready. My next trip is with the Sydney Cave Clan in about 2 weeks. We are going to hit an old sewer drain which should be fun. Looking forward to my next overnight trip to Melbourne again so I can do another shoot with the MCDP crew.