This process is also termed “long exposure photography” because a slow shutter speed is required in order to capture the light streaks. Here are a few different ways you can paint with light!
Possible light sources to use:
- You must put your camera on a tripod or otherwise stable surface.
- Your shutter speed should be set very slowly. 5 seconds to 1 minute is usually the range.
- Your room needs to be completely dark. (If it isn’t, the ambient light will be caught and the painted light will be harder to see)
I used this technique for my Itzpapalotl challenge and thoroughly enjoyed it.
May the light be with you.