All of these images are created using a technique called “light painting” where you leave the camera shutter open while you “paint” in the air with a flashlight. It’s a very inexact process to say the least and the results can be very unpredictable.
Lessons learned on this shoot:
1) Place your camera bag outside well before shooting to avoid lens fogging.
2) Always keep your lenses clean to avoid lens flare.
Night Photography at Kiawah Island 2009, a set on Flickr.