One for the night hawks, the gadget freaks and those with an experimental head on them, as we explore the many ways in which stunning patterns and effects can be created using portable light sources, and your camera. We have a great article here that is well worth a read before you start. Images must show light effects created specifically for the shot, so no car trails or star trails for example, and light painting for this contest doesn’t include simple strobe/flash lighting to illuminate a scene, even if the flash has been fired several times to illuminate the scene.
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