Step 1: Gather Supplies!
SLR camera (35 mm Film or digital)
a tripod (or other steady surface)
flashlights, laser pens, glow sticks, sparklers, candles, lighters...anything that lights up!
and the dark.
And you might want some little assistants!
Step 2: Camera Set up!
(and I'll apologize in advance for my grainy phone pictures)
I used a Canon Rebel t3...so I'll show you how I set it up on that,
and you can find the corresponding buttons on your camera.
Set the camera to TV or Time Value.
This means you can set the time that your shutter stays open.
By turning this circled dial, I can change the time the shutter opens from
1/4000 of a second up to 30 seconds.
We set it for the full 30 seconds.
Which in some of the light art was too long...
so you'll have to play around with it a little.
I've got my ISO set to 100.
Step 3: Set up the Assistants!
I set the camera up on the tripod and had my assistant pick a light.
My son got this flashing light wand.
I had him hold the wand about chest height so I could focus the camera on the light.
Then I clicked the button and let him play!
It's so fun to draw with the light in the air and
have the camera capture all the action!
Although it looks super boring in the pictures I took with the flash...
Step 5: Add a couple people!
Here's my daughter standing still and I drew the angel wings and halo around her!
Step 6: 3 Crazy kids!
Looks like a jumbled light display...but they really got into it!