This past spring semester, our 3rd-4th grade and 5th-6th grade Experiments in Media classes took up light painting, a photo-experiment in exposure that uses hand held light sources to make unique and eye-catching images. The two groups explored the function of the Rebel T2i and learned about shutter speed, mainly that if you leave a shutter open longer, more light comes in.
After learning about “bulb mode,” which allows the camera operator to control how long a shutter is open, the two Experiments in Media classes created some really cool images using lightsabers and LED finger lights. Students both operated the cameras and created different light patterns.
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Below is a video of the light painting process as well as some of the great photos that came out of the light painting experiment. Check it out!