"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 building that are beyond their control.
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