Perfect your painting
The shoot is straightforward, but you can give things extra polish
01 Paint with colour
We bought some gels to alter the colour of the light we were painting with. You could buy professional-grade plastic gels, but we used cheaper overhead projector acetate sheets to cover our torch. We found them for only £4 online. We fixed them to the torch with a rubber band.
02 Clip ahoy!
Given the imprecise nature of light painting, the settings you use will not be clad in iron, so look at your histogram to check if the shadows or highlights are being clipped. If the graph is stacked up against the walls at either side, then this data is irrecoverable and you’ll want to reshoot.