If you love photography and you love painting, imagine how much you would love light painting.
It is called painting with light because this is what you are actually doing while taking the shot – painting with light. Aside from being darn beautiful form of photography, it is also a pretty darn cool to spend an evening or a night.
The requirements are very minimal you would need a camera that you can set on long exposure, a tripod and some light, light a flash light, matches or one of the oh-so-cool gadgets I’ll share below.
The last thing you will need is tools, we will cover tool in a little while, but if you want to get a feel for the variety of things you can do check out this post.
No Really, What Are You Talking About?
But of course I would not have made such a statement without some pictures to prove it. So here come some examples. The images and videos below are a quick taste of the great possibilities that open up once you embrace light painting. Click each of the images to learn more about it.
Over the years DIYP has amassed a wide range of simple techniques that you can use to create spectacular light painting images. Here are some of our most beloved tutorials. (click on any of them to learn more).
But! But, if you want to create something really spectacular, there are some tools to the trade of light painting. As with the images before, click an image to see how to build the tool that made it.
If this dose of light painting did not satisfy you, here are three more geeky light painting tricks
Sharing Your Own Work
If you got a kick out of light painting, help us spread the word. Mail this page to a friend, like it on Facebook, make a tweet or tumble us. (Links above)
As with any DIYP project, we would love to see your work on our Flickr Group. Make sure to mention the setup and link to one of the tutorials above or to this link in the captions. Or just share your work in the comments.