There are tons of different ways you can incorporate this technique. You could make a music video where the band's members have ribbons of light beaming around them. Or you could give your video life by adding light painting to show character movement. Light painting can produce some amazing visual results, and with some preparation it may not be as hard as you think.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Stills Camera with manual settings
- Dark clothing
- A light source, preferably a flashlight, LED, glowsticks work pretty well
- A friend or partner to help (not necessary but guaranteed to increase the number of laughs)
- A dark environment
- A fun idea!
Light Painting Photography can be traced back to the year 1914 when Frank Gilbreth, along with his wife Lillian Moller Gilbreth, used small lights and the open shutter of a camera to track the motion of manufacturing and clerical workers. Man Ray, in his 1935 series "Space Writing," was the first known art photographer to use the technique and Barbara Morgan began making light paintings in 1940.