Light Painting


Light Painting is a technique that I enjoy applying to still life images. I use a small, single LED pen light. One mistake folks make is using a flashlight with a beam that projects too broad of a light pattern. For example, the small LED light on your cel phone, though it looks like nothing significant, actually throws out a very wide beam of light and doesn’t work well for thistechnique. I usally take my pen light and narrow the beam further by wrapping the tip in gaffer tape to make a snoot.

penlight
Once the LED light is ready, turn off all other lights and gently wash the light over the scene while on a long exposer. I shot the following gallery using this technique.

Anyone else using this technique? Share your experiences in the comment section.

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