This is a first-round effort with light painting. I saw this technique in Digital Camera World and knew immediately I had to try it!
Here's what I had to do for this experiment. I put a dark towel on the window in our bathroom, then taped the cracks of the door so absolutely no light came into the room.
Then, I used a small spot flashlight with the cover off (so the bulb was exposed) and at ISO 100 and various shutter speeds depending on the size of each area (to avoid light burnout), I moved the flashlight around the object in the dark, while the camera was exposing the photo.
Afterward, each "layer" was added to Photoshop and put to "screen". I also did some spot erasing to areas that were washing out the light trails. The whole effort is a bit "HDR-ish".
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