Light drawings/ paintings are created by moving a light source infront of a camera, which is set at on a slow shutter speed. The camera then captures this movement and can create some magical effects. It can also be created by selectively illuminating parts of a subject in a dark space. Light painting can take on the characteristics of a quick pencil sketch.
Check out this website for more information about how to create your own –
We were inspired by the many examples of other peoples uses of this photographic technique. Here are a few examples:
A bit of history for you-
In 1949 Pablo Picasso met Gjon Mili, a photographer and lighting innovator, who introduced Picasso to this style of photography. Picasso loved these photos and started creating his own by using a small flashlight in a dark room. This series of photos became known as Picasso’s “light drawings”.
Picasso’s “light drawings”
Gjon Mili’s photography