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Tips for simple camera shake light painting photography
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.

For simple 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.

A dark 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.

The inset 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.


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