When we saw this photo for the first time on 500px we knew it was our favorite and added it to Editors’ Choice. Since then the photographer Luca Gerda László has been getting many requests to share the secret behind her glow in the dark mason jars. The big secret is about to unravel...
The image above is one of my “most famous” photos and I got lots of requests on how I made these glowing jars. I decided to do a step-by-step tutorial for you and I hope that it will help you to achieve a similar result.
I have a lot of mason jars. Small ones and bigger ones, but I think big jars look more cute and magical. Big jars also take a lot of time to paint, it took me about 5-6 hours to paint the jar in the middle of the photo. Be careful with the paint, it is waterproof, so after it dries you may not be able to remove it from your clothes and furniture. Also, be sure to wash your brush right away after using this paint.
Thanks to Lucy (Luca Gerda László) for sharing this tutorial and thank you for reading! Looking for more tutorials? Check out previously featured "Coffee With Milk" article, revealing tips & tricks behind splash photography.
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