Light Painting

Here’s an amazing idea for recording pupils painting with light as they perform movements wearing LED light bracelets on their wrists and ankles in a dark space. The images are recorded using a camera with a long exposure setting.

This idea is inspired by the artists Gjon Mili who used long shutter speeds to photograph athletes, artists and musicians holding lights, and Buzzy Sullivan who photographed a lighted skateboard.

Read a detailed account of how to create similar photos on Amy Schleser’s blog.  Amy has some great ideas about how to use this technique to analyse everyday movements, and has included some worksheets, examples and a printable ‘how to’ booklet.

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