I found these old photos and had to share them. We had such a great time doing these one cold wintery night, armed with boxes of sparklers and matches. This was taken with a very low shutter speed (about 7 seconds), which means that the shutter snaps open and records everything the light touches (and all light sources) for 7 seconds, then shuts again. This is a trial and error thing and you have to use a tripod with self-timer to prevent shake (and to get into the photo yourself!).

crushland_lighpainting1Trying to stand as still as possible so I don’t appear blurry, while concentrating on creating a star. You’ll only know if it was successfully accurate when you check the camera display!5751096514_f80e26d79e_bLeilah doing her name backwards for the camera. 5751090422_a845fd4c16_bThat’s me behind Hisham doing his outline. 5751089546_b6ee182c7c_bWe love cake. Can you tell? crushland_lighpainting2Quickly drawing everything in under 8 secs…

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