Light Painting
Special Effects: EL wire made this image possible. Try making special effects with imaginative use of simple materials. Tip: Find a partner... Teamwork helps a lot!
Even flashlights alone can produce stunning white lines. This photo was made by drawing the wings in the dark and then turning on a broader light for about a second while she stood still. Light painting can be very simple or very complex and layered. It can be representational or highly abstract and expressive.
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