Drawing with light

2014 / Photography

A light painting is created by the movement of a light, using a slow camera shutter speed, to create a image. Because this type of photography requires a long exposure. it is usually done at night or in a dark room. The exposure values typically range from 1 seconds to 30 seconds or more which is usually called ‘bulb mode’ of the camera.


Butterfly Effect
Steel wool Trials
Steelwool on a Box
B&W Abstract


The camera is mounted on the tripod and operated by remote to avoid shake. Shots were made in M mode with 5 or more seconds exposure. The above cited light sources were used as brushes for painting. In certain photographs, a set of cellophanes were used to cover white LED lights to  obtain colored patterns.

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