DIY Light Painting Tutorial: How to Create Light Igloos

The slightly warmer evenings, (well in the northern hemisphere anyway) mean that you no longer have to freeze like an Eskimo to create an amazing light igloo. These temporary space age structures are sure to amaze onlookers and the good news is they are incredibly easy to light painting technique. This light painting project is all about drawing with a torch attached to the end of a stick, under the ...

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DIY: Create An Amazing Light Painting Tool

Have you ever seen those light painting photos, the ones with really uniformed spirals or orbs? Have you ever thought to yourself that you couldn't do it because it looks too perfect.  Well here's one way of achieving an exacting light painting look, without paying any attention to detail!  This light painting project combines power drills and your camera-surely that’s just fun squared!  The other thing is that using ...

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Light Trail Tutorial: Fab Photo Technique

Trust me, you will love the shots that you produce from taking light trail photos. There's something amazing about these stripes of red and white, which contrasting against the blackness of the night sky. Whether it's a continuous traffic flow, a London landmark or a solitary car cutting through rural countryside, light trail images really work. Here's how to do it! Property is not he only thing where ...

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Light Stencils tutorial – create amazing photos

Release your inner Banksy and take your light painting to another level, by creating awesome light stencils. There's something magical about light stencils which produce carefully crafted blocks of light against a dark night sky. The potential for creating amazing images is as infinite as your imagination. A light stencil basically comprises of a box which is lined with reflective material and the stencil itself, which attaches to the end ...

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Shoot Portraits at Sunset tutorial

Do you want to shoot portraits that capture the gorgeous glow of a sunset, as well the personality of your sitter? Hell yes, of course you do! To shoot portraits using this technique, it's crucial that you control your flash. Your flash needs to light your subject in the foreground, whilst the big orange orb of gas (the sun) takes care of the background lighting. This is a great little ...

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How to create light painting portraits: Ready Brek Glow

For those of you that are too young or not from these shores, let me explain: Ready Brek, was an oat based breakfast cereal from the 70's and 80's that promised in it's adverts, to give consumers an orange glow. What kid could resist such a unique selling point? I pestered my parents to buy some so that I too could glow. For those of you that are like me ...

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DIY: Light Painting Photographs with Christmas Tree Lights

Over the next week or so Christmas tree lights will be on special offer. Look out for the battery operated ones and treat yourself to a couple of sets. If the thought of mobs of bargain hungry shoppers makes you want to eat your own head,  you could buy these 20 LED STRING LIGHTS for £3.99 and wait for the post man to deliver them. You won't regret it as they are ...

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How to Create a Photographic New Years Card

Have you missed the last post for this year Christmas cards? Don’t despair, instead be the first to send out a photographic new year card  - electronically of course. I love light painting. It rawwwks! If you haven’t experimented yet then treat yourself and give it a go. Light painting is a quick and fun way to get great shots. For this project you will need a some ...

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How to Make A Christmas Bokeh Filter

DIY Bokeh filter will add a special twist to your festive photos. Right Now, I’m loving any festive lights particularly through my DIY Bokeh filter. Every time I pull focus, I get a little jump of excitement as my out of focus lights twist to reveal something a lot more exciting. Bokeh comes from the Japanese word for blurr.  Normally when you shoot a small light which is out ...

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