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Painting With Light

Would you believe this image of a classic Cuban car was lit with a cellphone? Read this night photography article for a quick tip on how to add light to your subject at night. See the before and after images, and the complete step by step sequence of how we did it.

Photographing light trails at night is a fun way to make some stunning images. This how to guide shows you exactly how to do this from what equipment you need, finding a good location, timing the shots and even a bonus advanced tip on how to combine multiple images for even greater effect.

Learn how to do some really fun night photography special effects using sparklers, glow sticks, and flashlights. See how to make orbs (balls of light), and how to spin fire (steel wool). Darlene breaks it down in easy steps, and camera settings included so you can try these yourself.

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