Introduction: Light Paint Photography

What is light paint photography? Light paint photography is drawing with light by using a light source (a flashlight) and a camera with a low ISO and slow shutter speed. Light painting has been around for many years, dating all the way back to 1889. Too achieve this form of photography you will need a camera, a light source (flashlight), a tripod (or flat surface), and a dark space. Light Painting can be done alone, but may be easier to do to with two people.

Step 1: Gather Necessary Materials

Step 2: Set Your Camera

You are going to need to change your camera settings. make sure that you have your camera set in M (manual) mode, a low IS0 (100-200) and a slow shutter speed (15-30 seconds) to achieve the best results.

Step 3: Choose a Location

Make sure you choose a dark space with no light, you will find that you will achieve best results this way.

Step 4: Set Your Camera Up

It is very important that you use a tripod or a flat surface. To achieve best results you are going to need to level your camera on a flat surface. If you don't have a tripod any flat surface like a desk will work. Make sure that your camera is sturdy and won't get bumped. To make things easier,you may want to have someone press the shutter-release button for you.

Step 5: Have Fun

Now you are all set to start. Have Fun!