Light painting is a photographic technique where a handheld light is used to paint or draw in a scene during a long exposure photograph. Using this method can incorporate colours, flashes and trails of light in your shot without the use of any post production at all! To see some examples, check out some of our previous 'Light painting' contests, and for those of you still confused, here's an excellent resource to get you started.
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