We were sitting in the shalaih bored and HKR was telling me about this technique where you can turn off the lights and start taking pictures of yourself drawing pictures in the dark using a flashlight.. (come again?) take a look.

The process is called Light painting. Basically, it is when you use light in a dark place and draw paintings on air. This is possible because some cameras have an option where you can slow it’s capturing speed which in turn allows the camera to record every motion you make into one single photo.

^ This is supposed to be a house on fire.

^Kuwait towers…. (hey it’s hard to draw using a flashlight in the dark!)

The technique is simple. Put the camera on a tripod, adjust the focus points manually and set the shutter speed to 10-20 seconds then set the camera on timer and turn off the lights. You can use a flashlight to draw or even the light from a mobile’s screen. The results aren’t always great, obviously šŸ˜› but you’re going to have fun doing it.


This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 at 4:46 am

17 Responses to “Painting with Light”

  1. Rakaan says:

    that’s cool man ;D

  2. Mathai says:

    nice work ! its fun to do as well ! šŸ˜€
    you can check out this flickr pool for more cool shots


    This is one of my experiments with light painting(with mobile light)

  3. Mishary says:

    7abaaaait awal soraaa … ely katebhaa fanaaaan ! šŸ˜›

  4. Yara says:

    Wanasa im gonna try it for sure šŸ™‚

  5. Me says:

    3a – jeeeeeeeeb

  6. Ali says:

    ee awal 9ora 3ajiba
    bas law `6ayef Thanks to Ali
    et9er a7la šŸ˜›

  7. Ali says:

    ee Mishary .. bs awal 9ora naq9ha Thanks to Ali šŸ˜›

  8. um 7amoodee says:

    try putting coloured papers in front of the light,to get a coloured pic.
    if u wanna draw…it’s better if u draw what u want on a “waseela” 1st, then u behind the camera,facing the waseela,trace ur drawing with the light.

    i liked the towers …how did u get the scribbling right in the circle?!

  9. 1001Nights says:

    WOW that looks so great! I wish there was a website on the computer which you can get to have that same effect. I know you’re saying the technique is simple but it really doesn’t sound simple to novices. For one thing I don’t have a tripod and I don’t know what shutter speed is!

  10. armagadon says:

    u rock … & thanks to ALI šŸ™‚

  11. INM says:

    wayed 7elo

  12. Kuwait-Moda says:

    i wana make it my signature :p

  13. Sou says:

    Wow! The pictures are great! Ahh, if only I had a tripod…and a kick ass camera. :p

  14. Meerz says:

    Elaborrrrate plz šŸ˜€
    can I do this with my Canon IXUS 900 Ti ??