Challenge 34. Make a Paint-with-Light Portrait


The word photography literally means “painting with light,” but let’s make this even more literal! Use light to sculpt your subject and environment and paint your scene into existence. You will utilize light-painting tools to selectively illuminate your subject during a long exposure at night or in the dark. Create a portrait or fashion image using paint-with-light techniques, and make it eye-catching.


Painting with light helps you create surreal imagery. The light you hold becomes your paintbrush, and beware if you’ve never tried this technique before, it’s addictive.

Make a list of unusual items that emit light. How can you use these tools or sources of light within ...

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