20 Mind Melting Examples of Light Painting

Light painting, or light graffiti as it is sometimes referred to, is a new frontier in creative photography. This is a growing trend on Flickr and other photo sharing sites. Often using extreme values for shutter speed (including keeping the shutter open indefinitely), light emitting objects become the paint brushes on a photographer’s canvas.

Photographers utilize their knowledge of the different colors produced by various lights, and how they interplay with white balance settings. Light paint brushes can be as simple as a flash light, laser pen, old lantern, or even off-camera flash combined with colored gels. Literally anything which emits light can be used as a paint brush.

Bugatti Veyron by Mark Brown

No One Will Believe You by Dennis Calvert


Torchlight Parade

Lisa by Wes Whaley

Fireboy by David Schlaich

Light Painting Bike by Sssampo

Antiparticle by tcb

Skateboarder by Andy Hemingway

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