you can check out the history of lightpainting photography here [link]
Lightpainting is a technique in photography by using low shutter speed and a moving light source. The light source is moved by a person or a device so you can acquire an artictic result.
take a look at this example
in the deviation's camera data you can see the shutter speed is low, thats what makes the light captured all
they are many type of different lightpainting method
the drawing technique used a light source to draw something while the camera stay in the tripod
take a look at this one
you can add a fireworks in it too, like this one
is fire a light source too ?
off course take a look at this one
hard to draw with the light source ?
well you can make a light source device that has a its own design, its pretty too, and had a neat result, such this one
#2. Camera movement technique
this technique used a camera movement to "draw" the static object, the result is an artictic abstract art
you can attach the camera itself to make "light-streak" effect like this one
in glowing technique we dont use flash like any other lightpainting that used to "light" to the object to give the shining result. But the glowing technique used a lightsource to light an object, like this one
how about we combine the #1. and #2. technique ?
see this resultgreenbreeze by ~killythirsk
#4. Multiexposure technique
the Multiple exposure technique used a low speed shutter to create repetitive or non repetitive object
look at this one
silho abandoned startrail 2012-14-01 by ~drtongs
hey i see the startrail result in that photo!
off course the startrail technique use the same key technique as lightpainting : low shutter speed
has a wonderful caligraphic drawing lightpaint technique with fantastic background
tips and trick
1. set your camera setting with low shutter speed (if you had a DSLR you can set it up to BULB Mode), and others element such as diagframe, exposure, and remember to set your focus rightfully
2. draw all you want at first, and try to think about what you are going to draw first and then draw it
3. Used black background to have fully shinning lightpaint result
4. The object musnt move, unless you want to have a blurry effect
5. Used a tripod unless you want to used tech#2
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#note : sorry about the layout