Drawing With Light – A Very Cool Night Photo Technique

Drawing with light was the final activity of the night photography workshop I took last week.  After learning how to capture the shot, our instructors did the drawing:

Drawing with light

Drawing with lightThey sure made it look easy.  Here’s what we learned:

  • With the long exposure, we can set up the tripod shot and then be in it.
  • It’s not easy, but it is fun!

We got into groups of three and here are our “student” photos:

Drawing with light

Me sitting in a boat holding an umbrella.

Drawing with light at night

Vili in a spacesuit

Multiple exposure

Multiple exposure at night

Writing with light

Writing our names with light – Rhonda (that’s me), Vili, and Nicki.

What do you think of drawing with light? Do you have a favorite?


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See more photos from workshops I have taken with Three Little Wishes Photography.

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About Rhonda Albom

When I met my hubby he was looking for a traveling companion. Together we have moved to New Zealand and visited over 42 countries, most with our now teenage girls. Things rarely go as planned, and generally we have an amusing tale to tell. That's what Laugh Quotes is about - the fun side of our adventures and our expat life.


  1. Haha! that looks looked like fun very effective isn’t it…clever ;-)

    Have a lighttastic week ahead :-)

  2. I don’t even know how that’s possible. So cool!

  3. I think it’s wicked cool. I have seen similar things on the show America’s Got Talent. It’s so cool what people come up with sometimes.

  4. Those are amazing! Dig the gun. Bullets and everything!

    • Mark (instructor) did the drawing on that one. I am sure he has had lots of practice. The hard part is remembering where your lines are, as you don’t see a “drawing” until the photo is complete.

  5. That’s super cool.. ..first time I am seeing drawing with light.

  6. Very cool. Happy #WW!

  7. Way cool. I like the second one the very best.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  8. Lisa Howard says:

    My favorite is your instructor in the car. Very clever!!

  9. Hari OM
    This really captures my imagination – you just know I am going to HAVE to have a go at something like this!! Great fun.

    Other’s can linky over at MY PLACE. YAM xx

  10. Very cool!

  11. That is so cool. The guy in the car is super! They are all great! Must have been a super fun workshop.

  12. Brilliant shots Rhonda, I love the multiple exposures and the car. The options are endless as the creativity just starts to flow.. So glad you had a good time :-) Hope to see you again soon

  13. This is so cool – I love it. Now I want to try something like this myself! It must be fun going to photography classes – you guys look like you were having a ball!

  14. Love them, but it looks quite tricky!

    Erika’s Wordless Wednesday

  15. NYCSingleMom says:

    These are hilarious!

  16. I have also done it once and it’s not that easy. Maybe it’s because I cannot draw at all :(

  17. this week we present my favorite bike: the bakfiets

  18. Pretty cool stuff! love its shots! :)

  19. Love these! I think my kids would have a lot of fun with this… thanks for sharing!


  20. Great idea und funny photos.

  21. How fun! I had a student that did a series like this. It was the best thing about his portfolio.

  22. Thanks :)

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