This light painting photography tutorial will show you how to create a simple omnidirectional light from a directional light. This is one of the first tool ideas I ever came up. Sometimes the simple solutions are the best. I use this tool for light writing and light graffiti when I don’t want to see a lens flare or when I need a light that can bee seen by the camera from all angles.
What You Need:
A Flashlight or Torch
A White Film Canister (if you shoot film you should have a lot of these laying around)
A roll of strong tape (I use Gorilla Tape)
Remove the cap from the canister
Get your flashlight or torch
Connect the two of them
Tear off some tape (enough to go all the way around the flashlight)
Tape them together
Enjoy the omnidirectional glow!
It gives a nice clean look to the light and NO Lens Flares!
Get fancy and tape on some gels for a color effect!
Trevor Williams is another light painter that also uses this technique to create some of his light painting work, check out his profile HERE.