Adventures in Light Painting

About a year ago I learned how to light paint with DSLRs using an extended exposure setting called bulb. It’s not overly difficult to use, but requires a lot of playing around to become comfortable with what you’re doing if you were to ever plan out a shot. Recently, I discovered that this same effect can be copied using my compact camera with a particular preprogrammed setting. A few weeks ago, during the new moon, my friends and I made our way up into the foothills to star gaze and ended up experimenting with light painting with our cameras. After close to an hour, the cold and lack of ideas drove us back down the road into town, but I think our first attempt was quite a success. Check out the post Painting with Light on My Life in Pictures to see some more light painting from the same night and our second attempt.

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