Painting with Light

Light Painting:

Light painting, also known as light drawing or light graffiti is a photographic technique in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. In many cases the light source itself does not have to appear in the image. The term light painting also encompasses images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources. The first known photographer to use this technique was Man Ray in his series “Space Writing”. Link

Francesco Mugnai has a great collection of light painting images that ought to bring a smile and a little bit of wonder to your day. After looking at these, I’m curious to try and do some light painting myself. Have you tried it? Feel free to share links to images if you have, or thoughts on what techniques have worked for you.

This is not Photoshop: 50 incredible examples of light painting – FrancescoMugnai.com – Graphic Design Inspiration and Web Design Trends

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