Light Painting Gear

One of the great things about light painting is the equipment is inexpensive compared to other photography gear. Here is a list of my gear with links to sites to buy them. I have tried to give you links if possible.

Light painting camera settings are at the bottom of this page.

I have two of these lights and I can light almost anything with them, from a room or house to something as big as a mountain.

Larson Electronics

Larson 5 Million Lamp
Larson Electronics RL-85
5 Million Candlepower Spotlight
Cyclops Thor X Colossus Spotlight

This 18 million candlepower light is great to light large buildings and overpowering street lights.

Amazon / Walmart

Cyclops Thor X Colossus Spotlight
Streamlight Stylus
Streamlight Stylus

This penlight works wonderfully for tabletop light painting and I always have one in my camera bag in case I find a small subject that I need to light up.

Amazon / Walmart

Inova Bolt 2A
Inova Bolt 2A

This is another light I keep in my camera bag and I can use it for lighting people or medium size spaces. 

Amazon / Home Depot

Nebo Lumo Clip Light
Nebo Lumo Clip Light

I like to use this light when I am out in the field and it is very dark. I will keep one by the camera and another one where I have my lights so I know where to go.

Amazon / Nebo Tools

Mini LED Keychain Flashlights
Mini LED Keychain Flashlights

If you want to create light orbs using 20 or more of these key lights connected to a leash works well.

Amazon / ebay

Chain Dog Leash
Chain Dog Leash

A metal leash works best if you are igniting steelwool as the nylon ones tend to melt.

Amazon

Kitchen Whish
Kitchen Whisk

Using a kitchen whisk and steelwool and igniting it to spin it around to create a great effect. Be careful when doing this not to set anything on fire.

Amazon

Camera Settings for Light Painting

 

Larson Spotlight Light Painting

 

ISO – 400 to ?
F-Stop – 7.1to ?
Time – 30 Seconds
White Balance – 2800 K or Tungsten

 

Larson Spotlight Capturing Stars & Milky Way

 

ISO – 2000
F-Stop – 7.1
Time – 20 Seconds
White Balance – 2800 K or Tungsten

 

Streamlight Stylus Table Top

 

ISO – 100 to ?
F-Stop – 7.1to ?
Time – 30 Seconds
White Balance – 10000 K