Article by Mike Oliva, Photographer
Over the last couple of years of taking pictures, I’ve always found that light painting is one of those things that is simply just “cool”. There are so many possibilities with it that you can really experiment and come up with some great ideas and make some great images.
At it’s very basics, light painting photography is using a long exposure to capture some light source over time. It can be done with a direct drawing with light or using that light to “paint” an object to make it pop in an image. I’ve written up a brief explanation of what you need and how to get started.