A Helpful Tutorial Showing How to Paint With Light

Talented light artist Darren Pearson gave a quick and helpful tutorial showing how to create long-exposure light paintings using a DSLR camera, a tripod, and a portable light source. He also explains that it takes some time to get used to the process and to start off with simple shapes.

If you’re just beginning I’d start out with simple shapes like a circle or a smiley face.

Here Are More Light Paintings by Darren Pearson

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.