As a mom of two wild little ones, I am always looking for creative ways to express myself with my photography. One of those ways is with light painting.

Light painting for me is a stress reliever and something I can do after the little ones have gone to sleep. It’s a technique used in long exposure photography where you can use artificial light to illuminate a scene or to create new elements within the image.

Basically, you are running around in the dark, waving a light around to create cool effects. Sometimes during those moments, you feel like a Jedi lightsaber master and you realize you might have missed your calling in life. :)

Either way, it’s fun and so simple to do. Here is a quick video to show you how I light paint at home. Give it a try. See what you can create. Even get your kids join in on the fun, they will love it!


  1. LED Finger Lights 
  2. Backdrop stand
  3. Panasonic Lumix GX8