DIY Photography Hacks: build a light painting kit – what to use & what to wear

DIY Photography Hacks: build your own light painting kit

In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to get creative with some common household items and build your own light painting kit for hours of long exposure fun.

DIY Photography Hacks: capture light-painted orbs with common household items

DIY Photography Hacks: capture light-painted orbs with common household items

Painting with light is one of the more satisfying sub-genres of night photography, producing amazing pictures that look almost like clever Photoshop effects. But it can sometimes seem daunting with the fancy torches and light sources. In this light painting tutorial we offer a fresh DIY photography approach to add to your book of night photography ideas. Follow our 8 step tutorial below and learn how to capture light-painted orbs using nothing more than some fairy lights, rope and a few more common household items.

A different type of light painting tutorial: use handheld flash during long exposures

A different type of light painting tutorial: use handheld flash during long exposures

Follow the simple steps in our new light painting tutorial and learn how to use your flashgun handheld, creatively firing it at different points in your scene during long exposures.

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