Light Painting

Light painting involves long exposure times and using light "brushes" to paint light into the scene in very specific ways. The most basic example would be shining a flashlight onto different parts of your subject while keeping the shutter open. It is possibly THE MOST FUN class I've taken at The SOPHA to date. Some of the below images were created using a very clever tool called the Pixel Stick. It's a long stick of light that can be programmed with patterns and images. Then you drag it through the scene (perhaps adding a creative twist or two) while leaving your camera's shutter open. That's how the flag, the text, the rainbow colors, and the flames were all created. I must get one for my very own!