After being inspired helping Dave Black teach a light painting class, one thing I knew I wanted to try out was light painting with an EL Wire. The wire looks like a fiber optic cable that is glowing red, green, purple…you have lots of color choices. How does this work? As with a lot of light painting, you just experiment until you get an image that seems to work.
Here was my technique. Starting in a totally dark room, I had my model sit or stand in front of a black seamless background. Using a 30 second exposure, my wife first started by twirling the EL Wire behind and sometimes below the model for about 10 seconds. Next I illuminated the model using Streamlight Stylus small colored flashlights for the rest of the exposure. And the results were amazing! Definitely excited to try this outside during a star shot!