3 Light painting

Creative entertainment

Trevor Williams

The Idea

The plan is to use any available light source as a brush to paint things into your picture. This is all done in-camera while the shutter is wide open. I have found that the art of light painting has an incredible magic, It is a great way to turn a camera into an entertainment device and is also a great group activity. Give it a try and you will find yourself running to your camera every time the shutter closes to see what you have captured. The creative potential of this technique is unlimited.


I often use props such as masks for fun pictures,

The Ingredients

  • ▶ Sturdy tripod
  • ▶ Camera capable of long exposures
  • ▶ Remote/cable release (necessary for exposures of over 30 seconds) ...

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