LIGHT PAINTING

Tips, tools, tricks, and techniques from the renaissance of long-exposure photography.

Written By Jason D. Page

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Dana Maltby

THE COLD CATHODE WAND

Dana Maltby has hacked cold cathode tubes — the neon light’s cheaper, safer younger brother — to be battery operated for light-painting use. Building one just takes an 8×AA battery holder, a switch, and some simple tools. Swipe, slash, or wave it in the air to create colorful bands of light.

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JASON D. PAGEis a light painter and founder of lightpaintingphotography.com. Jason lives and works ...

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