September 6, 2013 · 7:45 PM
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Painting with light is a fun technique that gives great results. It is called painting with light because this is what you are actually doing while taking the shot - painting with light.
You don't need much to experiment with this kind of shot, just make sure you have the following items:
1. A camera capable of long exposures - film cameras will work OK, but if you really want to get the most out of the shooting session, use a digital camera. You will be able to see the results in "real time" and make corrections as you go.
2. A nice tripod. Since you will be doing some long exposures you want to make sure your camera sits still.
3. A flash light - and by flash light I do not mean flash as in a speedlight, but the flash light or what you call a high power compact torch or photo painting specific light.
4. A dark location. This one is tricky we have to make sure that we are not doing this under a street light, or where a car can come by and "paint its headlight" all over your shot.
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