About this Talk
In light painting we use a handheld flashlight to paint in the scene. We can paint the whole scene in one single go: the single exposure approach. Or we can create a series of smaller exposures and blend them into one using Photoshop: the multiple exposure approach.
For both approaches it’s possible to light the scene from within the frame you are shooting. Control over the light setting becomes a lot easier when lighting from within the scene, and you will be able to create light compositions that otherwise would be impossible to achieve by any other lighting technique. In this, the handling of your flashlight and using some simple homemade light modifiers is very important. It will allow you to transform the light from your flashlight into a wide range of softboxes, snoots and floodlights.