Alex’s Team Pick

A collection/abundance of really cool “light drawings”. I would like to know how one does this so I can make draw with light too!

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Cofounder and Design Director of Autostraddle. Professional web/graphic designer. Whiskey enthusiast. Drumming hobbyist. A past speaker at the 2010 BlogHer Conference ("Good Blog Design: The Role of Layout in an Online Medium"), 2013 Salon LGBTQ Conference ("Innovative Best Practices for Brand-Blogger Campaigns") and featured in the Los Angeles Edition of Refinery29's 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-owns and manages Tully's Training, a dog training company in Los Angeles. Twitter: @a_ex Instagram: alexxxvegaaa

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  1. You need to set a low shutter speed on the camera, make sure it’s still, then use a sparkler/lighter/flashlight/laser pointer etc. and play with it.
    Lighters are usually accessable but I’d suggest sparklers, they’re always a good time!

    • Yeah, my sister and her friends are photo students and they literally do this in their free time for fun! And they use sparklers. And sometimes the smoke from a hookah to make things look… mysterious? ;)

  2. Thank you for blogging me!
    I guess ‘girl on girl’ culture has no space for man (: but I would of told you how to do it if you emailed me..
    Anyways nice blog, I appreciate that you like my work. Let me know how it goes when you get round to doing some Light drawings, all the best x

    • Mr. Ricky don’t be silly! Autostraddle is a space for everyone! We have straight male readers, just ask Foist! (He’s around here somewhere.)
      Thank you and next time I will ask YOU how to do the light drawings!
      Appreciate you dropping by :)

    • and then stuff like this happens and i remember why i love the internet.
      dudes = totally welcome @ Autostraddle

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