Last year I did a lot of light painting with long exposure images. I did both night photography outside, as well as setting up a dark room with my subject – some sort of still life. While the shutter was open (from 10-30 seconds) I then ‘painted’ the light on the area I wanted highlighted using a flash light or head lamp.
I wanted to use the same concept with my portrait today, so I used a flashing light, dark room, and long exposure to capture this image. I was hoping for a ghostly, somewhat blurred effect so I changed posing positions during the long exposure.
Flashing light; Dark room; 20 sec; f/3.5; ISO 100; Sigma 105mm macro