Painting with light, it is the very definition of the word photography, tracing the word’s roots back to the Greek term, phos meaning light and graphis meaning paintbrush.

Certainly every photograph exists because light reacted to a photosensitive surface, film or digital. How good the image is relies on how well the person behind the lens used that light, whether it was available or introduced.

If you do an internet search on “painting with light photography,” a wide variety of interesting imagery presents itself. The technique involves working in very low light with the camera on a tripod. A long time exposure is used, usually in the range of 5-10 minutes, giving the photographer or an assistant a chance to use a flashlight to make light drawings or simply feather the light around to the subject to create surreal looking imagery.

By OngkyF