You heard me right. Light painting. One of the most creative things you can do with photography.

This technique is a hard one to get on the first try. The trick is to know where you should shine the light to create the best shadows. But also enough to make your objects seen.

Tips and tricks you need to know when doing light painting. Be sure to have a tripod. There is no other way to do light painting if it isn’t super stable. Baseline settings are ISO 200; f/11;  30″. To start, have the lights on to autofocus to lock focus on your subject, then turn lens focus to manual. Set your timer anywhere between 5-10 seconds to get yourself ready. Then start painting!

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Light Painting Artist: Dave Black