Create Really Awesome Light Paintings in 3 Mins

During my Internship at Yellow Slice, I was asked to give a presentation on the Yellow day. I had no idea about the topic that I should choose for the presentation. I decided that the theme for the day was neon as it went in sync with the topic of my presentation i.e. light painting.

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Created at the Presentation

Light painting is a photographic technique in which images are made by moving light source through the frame of long exposure also called slow shutter photography). Slow shutter is the length of the time when the digital sensor inside the camera is exposed to light. It can achieve a motion blur for moving objects.

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Man Ray was the first known art photographer to use the technique. Man Ray’s contribution to light painting photography came in his series “Space Writing” (artwork). In 1935 Man Ray set up a camera to produce a self-portrait.

Man Ray was the first known art photographer to use the technique. Man Ray’s contribution to light painting photography came in his series “Space Writing” (artwork). In 1935 Man Ray set up a camera to produce a self-portrait.

Light painting is not used as a fancy photography but nowadays photographer uses it as their creative medium to enhance their photography, beautify them and add meaning to it. Light painting has influenced many people around in many fields. Alpheon is a car company who did their advertisement using light painting medium. Some people also make typography from it and it has gained a lot of appraisal around the globe. It’s not only a fun technique but also a brilliant way to influence people.

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At the end of my presentation, these guys were posed with a task. I brought fire sparklers for them so that they could create their own light painting which was captured by me on the phone.

Divyani Vardhan

FAQs For Light Paintings

What Is Light Painting?

Light painting is a type of photography that involves using a light source to paint light onto a surface. This can be done with a variety of light sources, such as a flashlight, a sparkler, or even a candle. Light painting is a relatively new type of photography, and it can be used to create some truly stunning results.

What is Light Painting mode?

Light painting mode is a photography technique that involves using a long exposure to capture light trails. This can be done by moving a light source around the frame, or by using a handheld light to paint light directly onto the subject. Light painting can be used to create dramatic and creative images and is a popular technique for night photography.

What do you use for Light Painting?

For light painting, you can use a light-up wand. These wands typically have different settings like strobe or solid light. You can also use a phone or other device that emits light. You can also use a flashlight. The key is to use a light that is not too bright and to move it slowly.

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