Did you know you can paint with light? You can! And, the girls taking our digital photography class last summer at camp gave it a try. It’s not really hard. You just need a very dark room, a flashlight, a tripod for your camera, and your imagination. The technical part is easy too. Just set your camera, while it’s steady on the tripod, for a long exposure. Then while the shutter is open, you move the flashlight around as a paintbrush.
Using different colored filters on the flashlight and moving it in patterns makes these great photographs. They really have an amazing sense of movement, almost like they’re still swirling around. Here are a few examples the girls last summer made. Can you tell what they say? 🙂