Create an ‘Illuminated Being’

Jason used low light conditions as a canvas to paint an eye-catching light figure
(Image credit: Jason D Page)

Moving light sources have always been a popular subject for after-dark photography. We recently spotted this incredible illuminated figure from light painter Jason D Page and wanted to find out how it was created (a long exposure of 215 seconds and some clever torch movements).

The key to successful light painting is understanding how different-coloured lights interact with each other in a dark frame, and balancing your exposure for both the light art and the environment. 

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.