I must admit…  I dig long exposure (particularly light painting).  I’m also into time-lapse.  It takes a lot for me to give to a Kickstarter campaign (particularly if I don’t know the folks).  It takes even more for me to write about it (guys, this better work… or we’ll have issues). Okay, disclaimers aside… I […]

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Light painting is a great way to find a new creative outlet for your photography. It’s not rocket science – and in fact there no rules. There’s no right or wrong way to do it – you just do it. But I have some pointers that may get you started if you are new to […]

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(NOTE: This is a special post contributed by guest poster Lisa Bettany.)

Even if you are not familiar with the term light painting, you’ve probably already experimented with it. Have you ever swirled your camera around the twinkling lights on your Christmas tree to create spirals, shapes, or the initials of your name? Have you ever captured the twisting, turning trail of sweet glow sticks or a Poi spinner at some crazy full moon party in Thailand? Then you, my friend, are a light painter!

Light painting is a photographic technique where you physically ‘paint’ light into your camera frame during a long exposure, either by manipulating a light source like a flashlight, flash or by moving the camera around a light source. Continue reading