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Light Painting

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“Light painting is a technique used in long exposure photography where you can use artificial light sources to illuminate a scene, or to create new elements within the image.” So says light painting ace Mathew Browne in the excellent 'Beginner’s Guide to the Art of Light Painting' here on Photocrowd. There are many tools that can be used to paint light trails, and light up scenes, from torches and flames, to burning steel wool and purpose-built coloured light tools that come in myriad forms. The light painting must be coordinated by the photographer, which is integral to this art form, and not simply be astrophotography, or rely on light from other sources such as cars or buildings that are beyond their control.

This Premium Contest is worth 1.5x the standard points towards your Leaderboard ranking. It’s Expert-judged AND crowd-rated, with your score from each combined. Find out more about ranking points here. Our Experts are some of the world’s finest photographers, who select the best images, and provide valuable feedback to help you improve.

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Entries close
30 October 2024

30 October 2024 to 7 November 2024

Winners announced
7 November 2024

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