Hi there! I just wanted to share about my new found hobby..yes! it's a hobby for me..Just recently, we bought our new digital camera and I was searching the net for something fun that I can do with it. Well, that's aside from picture-taking, taking videos and editing them. And here's what I found.
LIGHT PAINTING PHOTOGRAPHY
Light painting photography can be done by anyone whose interested with making a difference with photography. I was amazed by how it was done in darkness and with quickness and creativity. "Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. The term light painting also encompasses images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources. 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."--as defined by Wikipedia
It's really amazing how this painting works. You need a camera with a shutter timer (I'm not sure how it is called but I'm referring to the option on your camera wherein you can adjust the shutter speed). I used a Canon Powershot camera when I tried it (We never knew that Canon Powershot can do this). And a light source. I used an ordinary flashlight and a pen light. Many opted to use different colored LED lights to make it more beautiful and colorful.