There are many different types of light painting photos --- some incorporate the background or landscape it is set in, others include the person who does the light painting. The type that I experimented with involve a simple dark background, so that the one and only feature in the photo would be the light painting itself.
For the following photos, I used a simple toy with colorful blinking lights that changes color rapidly.
|It's a 8-buck toy that I purchased at the Kg Kuantan Fireflies Complex|
I prefocused my camera to a certain distance, and set the exposure to either 5, 10 or 20 seconds, depending on how elaborate I wanted my light painting to be. I used minimal ISO (either 100 or 200) so that I don't get noise in the photo due to an underexposed background. The aperture is set to be 3.5 or above so that I don't get any bokeh effects from the lights.
Room was set to almost total darkness, for safety purposes.
Below are some selected light painting photos from my quick experimentation:
If you look carefully you can see that some might contain some bokeh effects, others are a bit overexposed. Of course, I require a lot more practice and experimentation with this technique before I really get the hang of it.
What do you think of my light paintings here? Any comments and suggestions will be very much appreciated!