Light Painting Tutorial

Smithsonian Institution

What does a bioluminescent creature that lives more than two miles below the surface of the ocean and a glow stick have in common? More than you think. Bioluminescence is the process by which living organisms produce their own light. Using a photographic technique called light painting, you can do a fun activity to engage students to learn about bioluminescence with art.  

Learn how to paint with light in this short video tutorial and read an Ocean Portal blog that suggests ways to use light painting to teach bioluminescence.