Lighting Series: Painting with Light

Shekinah Shazaam Photography · December 17, 2017 · Blogging, Lighting Series, Photography · 0 comments


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:





Technical details:

  1. You must put your camera on a tripod or otherwise stable surface.
  2. Your shutter speed should be set very slowly. 5 seconds to 1 minute is usually the range.
  3. 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.







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