I know you are here for the how to beef, but first let me share the story of how I got into light painting.
For those of you not familiar with light painting, it is a photographic technique using a slow shutter speed (or long exposure) to capture light streaks in whatever form you want- you can read more here) Basically with a DSLR, a tripod and a light source of some kind you have limitless possibilities to create one of a kind images.
I fell in LOVE with this technique when I was doing my very first 365 Photo project. The project where you take a photo every day. It forces you to practice your craft and gets you looking at common everyday items to use in your pictures. I mean, I had no idea forks could be so interesting. But…..when you come home from a long day at work and you’ve lost your energy, oomph and you need to get your photo done before the end of the day they become very interesting.
As I started with my project I would check out other members uploads and get instantly inspired. Then once I found a technique I liked I would research everything about it. And one of those techniques was Light Painting. I was in LOVE! Endless creativity and unique images are my jam.