Simple light painting is a fun-filled artful technique in which photographers use flash lights, festival lights, flash lights, maglights, LED indicators, neon signs and spotlights to literally paint light on the camera screen. Though many photographers attempt it, but get a very little chance into getting very striking light paintings images. With a few handy tips, one can try out light painting with reasonable results.
light painting, the camera is used a brush and lighted stationary
objects as the paint. The main purpose of light painting is to create
different and unique lights on each different part the camera screen.
Camera is set
on long exposures and moved like a brush in different strokes in
front of a source of lights to create the painting effect. Shutter
speeds sets how long time the light will be entering the lens and
projecting onto the sensor. Light painting will give you similar
control of camera for stationary sources of light as a brush would
give you to control the paint.
background or a dark room is considered good for light painting
photography. You might need long exposure setting of the camera from
5 seconds to 30 seconds while moving the camera in front of light
sources in different ways.
photos show some of the light paintings created from the festival
lights by putting the digital camera in long exposure time and wrist
movement of the hand holding the camera.