Get set up to paint with light
You don’t need masses of specialist equipment to create brilliant light paintings
01 Rock star
A landmark acts as a focal point, and helps to give your shot direction. Make sure your focal point is the brightest thing in the scene.
02 Steady does it
With exposure times of 30 seconds or more, a sturdy tripod is vital for capturing every texture and detail with pin-sharp clarity.
03 On the level
You may need to use a spirit level to ensure a level horizon. To avoid noise, keep your ISO low and extend your shutter speed.
04 Different strokes
Think of your torch – and its beam of light – as a giant brush that you can use to paint detail into the scene (see Step 05).