Fireballin’ (light painting explained)


Wanna do something sweet with a metal whisk, steel wool and a 9V battery?

DIYphotography.net interviews Bejamin Von Wong on steel wool light painting. Steel wool light painting is a technique used to create fire streaks from flaming, spinning wool using a longer shutter speed on your camera. This technique not only looks cool, but makes you look pretty bad*ss. Am I right? Who doesn’t want to be standing in the middle of this bad boy! Remember to pick a safe location, wear an old jacket, bring a cloth to put out sparks and spin the fire streaks away from your camera just to be safe. “Read More” to see additional photos of some true “fireballers”.

Steel Wool Light painting by Rilind H
©Rilind H

Steel Wool Light painting by Rilind H
©David Keochkerian

Steel Wool Light painting by Rilind H
©Jordi Diaz

Steel Wool Light painting by Rilind H
©David Keochkerian

Steel Wool Light painting by Rilind H
©Carlos Silva

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