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How to Create Steel Wool Light Paintings [Video]

Steel Wool Light Paintings are like regular long-exposure light paintings but they replace LEDs with flaming balls of steel; watch this video to see how to safely and successfully light paint with steal wool.

In this video Benjamin Von Wong explains how to set up a steel wool light painting photoshoot, how to create your steel wool light source, and how to do it all safely without burning down your neighborhood or lighting nearby pedestrians on fire.

[via DIYPhotography]

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  • Published 03/28/12

Comments (2)

  1. r

    nice…I’m gonna’ try that at the gas station just down the street.

  2. andria

    Good to know about the How to Create Steel Wool Light Paintings

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