Light Painting

David Williams Photography Light Painting

f5.6 | 10 seconds | iso 400 | Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM @ 40mm

Light painting…wow, what an absolute blast! I must recommend doing this at least once in your photography journey, seriously!

Last night our local chapter of The Professional Photographers of Washington hosted a light painting session. I’ve read a lot about how to light paint but have never tried it. It was a fun fun FUN night, had a total blast learning and can’t wait to head out and do more light painting sessions! I’ve got some crazy ideas floating around in my head and can’t wait to attempt to make them come alive! Thanks Damian for posing for us, such a trooper!

The light behind Damian are two LED strips attached to a ski pole. The LED strips can change into any colour, pretty cool (must get…)!


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29 thoughts on “Light Painting

  1. This is really cool. I am very ignorant about light painting. Does this mean that there are two people in this shot? One standing still for several seconds and one holding the sky pole with the led strips and running through? Or is that a secret? 🙂

  2. I’ve not really tried light painting with people, it works so well. Standing still for the length of some of my exposures would be pretty difficult!

    • Thanks, I was lucky on this one for the composition as there were about 15-20 other photographers there and as you can imagine, space was pretty tight! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, greatly appreciated!

  3. Light painting is so fun! I’ve done it a few times running around a field with different things like glow sticks or sparklers and it’s neat how the light showed up but I didn’t, it was like I was a ghost

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