The phrase “painting with light” has a specific meaning amongst photographers. I can assure you that it has absolutely nothing to do with Thomas Kinkade. To paint with light is to take a long exposure photograph, while introducing sources of light, often in motion or reflecting off of a surface or subject. My first forays into photography were after I saw examples of what could be done with a Lomo pocket camera and an interesting light source like a fire or a flashlight with a colored gel. This is a small sample from thousands of photographs that I have taken in this vein.