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Tips for Light Painting and Some Common Pitfalls to Avoid

In this article, I will focus on light painting objects in night scenes during a single long exposure (rather than multiple exposures combined in Photoshop) and some of the pitfalls I have experienced. I hope you will gain an understanding … Continue reading

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How to Make a Dramatic Portrait with Light Painting Using Items Found in Your Home

In this article, I’ll show you how to do a fun project you can do with friends and a little light painting. You can do this, using things you likely already have in the house. It’s always fun to experiment … Continue reading

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Review of the Magilight LED Light Painting Wand

I’ve followed my friends Eric and Kim for some time, often marveled at their creativity and the tech side of things, too. Watching people that make art like they do, well, it makes you want to try it out! I … Continue reading

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Tips for Doing Digital Painting with the Mixer Brush in Photoshop

If you have ever felt the need to be a bit more creative with your photos, then Photoshop contains a multitude of ways to make that happen. In fact, it offers such a variety of options it can be a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photography Challenge – Light Painting

Earlier I rounded up a couple videos on how to do two very different styles of light painting. You can see them here. Below are two images of my own where you can see the two different techniques and the … Continue reading

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Video Tips – Two Light Painting Techniques for you to Try

I personally love night photography and one of my favorite things to do at night is light painting. There are a few ways to do it depending on the look you want. Here are two completely different techniques for you … Continue reading

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How to Draw With Light as a Light Painting Photographer

Paradoxically, photographer Brian Hart claims that the images he produces aren’t really photographs. Instead, he thinks of his light source as a pen, while his camera serves as a piece of paper. In truth, Hart paints with the light in a way that differs … Continue reading

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How to Use Light Painting to Take Incredible Car Photos

Whether you drive a beat up station wagon from the 80s or a finely tuned Porsche, light painting is an excellent way to photograph your car and truly make it shine! Light painting results in incredibly unique and impressive images. … Continue reading

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How to do Light Painting by Rotating the Camera

Circular lines are a great way to draw your viewer into the photo. The animation artists knew what they were doing with the Looney Tunes design. A similar effect is possible in photography through a process known as kinetic light … Continue reading

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Painting with Light: A Photographer Shoots for Art

Wallace Wyss is both a working photojournalist and a fine artist. Here he explains how he uses light to create “art” with photographs, which are then used as inspirations for his oil paintings. I wear two different hats. I attend … Continue reading

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How to Create Stunning Architecture Photography by Painting with Light

My name is Mike Kelley. I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and see incredible architecture while working for hotels, architects, designers, and developers. In this article, I’d like to share with you one of my favorite techniques for … Continue reading

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Light Painting Photography Tools

Light painting is a creative way to explore photography when you’ve gotten bored with taking all those standard or cliché photos and have gotten to grips with the features of your sophisticated DSLR camera. photo by Mike Tidd. f/13, 3 … Continue reading

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