Light Painting Portrait Photos with Steel Wool and Fireworks

Sure, many photographers may have tried light painting with LED lights and light bars, but have you tried to use sparklers or steel wool to create some really unique effects in your photos? Watch this video and read the short article to learn how it can be done and see if you're brave enough to try it yourself.

Rebecca Bennett writes:

Light painting is a well-loved technique in the photography community, but fashion photographer Clay Cook didn’t paint with LED lights in his recent fashion editorial photoshoot for NFocus Magazine, Louisville. He painted with fire. Using burning sparklers and steel wool, Cook created stunning, fiery backgrounds and foregrounds around his subjects. In this video, Cook demonstrates his technique and shares a few tips for photographers who aren’t afraid to let the sparks fly:

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