"light painting" is up and rising now. i found it out for myself through expirimentation. Really simple, really fun technique. Put the camera on a tripod or somewhere still. Go to the darkest room you can find. Set the shutter to about 10-15 seconds. Grab a flashlight or two and release the shutter. you can trace, make designs, spell words, etc. Just make sure you tell your subject (in this case my brother) to be as still as possible, if that is what you wants in the frame. happy shooting!