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This article first appeared in MAKE Volume 38, on pages 52–55.

Light painting is an art form created by moving a light source and camera in relation to one another during a long exposure. Though light painting is almost as old as photography itself, it has seen an explosion in popularity since the advent of the digital camera. Modern light painters have developed a rich variety of original tools and methods to create their art. Here are just a few of my personal favorites.

Jason D. Page

Jason D. Page

JASON D. PAGE is a light painter and founder of
Jason lives and works in Tequesta, Florida, and is an avid outdoorsman who
often seeks out desolate places for his light painting work. Check out for more of his light painting work.

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