Lightpainting Goes Spooky For Halloween

We saw some amazing examples of lightpainting in our Shooting Challenge back in July, but Flickr user Jannepaint has come along and eclipsed them all with his pro-shooting. It's all done in front of the camera, with no after-trickery involved.

This particular one, Serotonia, is my favorite—it was shot using a Sony DSLR-A200. It comes from a series of lightpaintings the Finnish Janne did in an abandoned and burnt-down match factory (ironic, yes), while shooting a documentary on lightpainting.

For those who are unfamiliar with lightpainting, it's long-exposure photography where the subject uses a source of light such as an LED, a sparkler or glowstick, and trails it around themselves. Yesterday we saw lightpainting done on a grander scale, where 50 photographers shot their cameras around 100,000sq/m of the Spanish city Toledo. The 3,000 or so camera flashes were recorded by the long exposure photo of a camera set up on the hills. [Jannepaint and Flickr via Petapixel]