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Light Painting Research

What is light painting?

Light painting is a kind of photography technology, through the mobile handheld light source, in the long exposure photograph, can illuminate an object directly, or directly on the camera light spot, or move the camera itself in the process of exposure. The technology is used both for scientific research and for artistic purposes as well as for commercial photography. The painting has long been a source of inspiration for photographers, and photography has captured a moving light source, and it’s hard to be perfect.

What are the camera setting required?

The camera should be M, and the ISO should be as small as possible. And the shutter speed should be 30s or even longer. We’d better to have a tripod, because it will steady the camera.

What are the materials and equipment needed?

What we need are a DSLR camera, a tripod, a lot of source of light, such as flashes, flash lights, laser pens, firework, plastic bag, and so on.

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