Drawing With Light – A Very Cool Night Photo Technique

Drawing with light was the final activity of the night photography workshop I took last week with Three Little Wishes Photography.  After learning how to capture the shot, our instructors did the drawing:

Drawing with light

Drawing with lightThey sure made it look easy.  Here’s what we learned:

  • With the long exposure, we can set up the tripod shot and then be in it.
  • It’s not easy, but it is fun!

We got into groups of three and here are our “student” photos:

Drawing with light

Me sitting in a boat holding an umbrella.

Drawing with light at night

Vili in a spacesuit

Multiple exposure

Multiple exposure at night

Writing with light

Writing our names with light – Rhonda (that’s me), Vili, and Nicki.

What do you think of drawing with light? Do you have a favorite?

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    • Rhonda Albom says

      Mark (instructor) did the drawing on that one. I am sure he has had lots of practice. The hard part is remembering where your lines are, as you don’t see a “drawing” until the photo is complete.

  1. says

    Hari OM
    This really captures my imagination – you just know I am going to HAVE to have a go at something like this!! Great fun.

    Other’s can linky over at MY PLACE. YAM xx

    • Rhonda Albom says

      Both of the workshops I have taken with this company have been really fun, although drawing with light might be my overall favorite unit.

  2. says

    Brilliant shots Rhonda, I love the multiple exposures and the car. The options are endless as the creativity just starts to flow.. So glad you had a good time 🙂 Hope to see you again soon

    • Rhonda Albom says

      That’s the beauty of the workshop, they teach you how to do it, so it’s pretty easy. At least the photography part. The drawing will take a bit of skill to master.

    • Rhonda Albom says

      The drawing is challenging, the photography is easier to learn. It’s all fun and with digital, we just kept on correcting our errors, although we never got the boat.

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