I scoured flickr for days looking at light painting photos.
Then I realized, hey. I’ll bet I could do that.
And guess what? It’s easy. (As long as you have the right stuff.) See?
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You’ll need a camera that can do a long exposure (at least 4 or 5 seconds) a friend to hit the shutter for you, a remote or self timer (I used a remote and the self timer) a tripod or steady surface and a light source. I used one of the moosh’s flashy toys for my January 1st picture. I’ve also used a flashlight and an LED keychain.
The app I use is called DSLRemote. There’s a $1.99 version and a pro $19.99 version. Works with Canon or Nikon, iPhone or iPod touch.
This is the photo from the tutorial…