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Learning Goal
- Students will understand how shutter speed affects light
- Students will be able to use slow shutter speeds to capture creative light painting images
- Students will understand that photography is a fun lifelong hobby

If I haven't said it already, photography is a fun lifelong hobby. Light painting is another way to capture creative images. This link gives a good overview of light painting. Here are just a few examples to inspire you. Take it a step further and make a light painting video. In class we will demonstrate how the process works.


- Slow shutter speeds, 15+ seconds
- Use a self timer or remote trigger
- Different colored lights
- It doesn't have to be completely dark
- Dress like a ninja
- Search "light painting apps"

The Assignment

Use this rubric to master your light painting.