Light painting experiments

in photography •  last year 

A long time ago I started experimenting with light painting. First, it was just pocket lights or my mobile phone, sometimes even Christmas lights. Later on, it was pixelstick. Today I will show you some photos and even gif from my experiments.

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According to wikipedia Light painting, light drawing, or light art performance photography is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source while taking a long exposure photograph, either to illuminate a subject or to shine a point of light directly at the camera, or by moving the camera itself during exposure.

For example, this picture was made by moving a hand-held light source (Christmas lights).

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And this picture I made simply by moving the camera itself during exposure.

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On this picture, the subject moves.

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Also there are different instruments for light painting that can vary in size and price range. One of them is Pixelstick, LEDs that lights up in a way you program it. The cheapest version for Pixelstick will be MiniPOV 4 which is around 20 euro per piece.

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I was even thinking to order one MiniPOV so we can assemble it together guys, what do you think? Will you be interested in such photography instruments?

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There are numerous ways to use light painting tools and create light photography. We can explore them together.

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But most of all other approaches I like making videos out of light painted photos. One year ago I made a video for Angewandte and here are some gifs from that video.

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In each gif it's about 25 photos merged together.

Share with me your light painting photography!

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this with the letters is pretty cool, i actually never seen it before

thank you!

this is simple tool for that
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1776

Me neither @vasil-danev! This is pretty cool indeed. I once tried this with my teacher waaay back. I remember waving some lightstick really quickly and trying to stay hidden behind what I wrote (my name). That project felt really mysterious at that time and to be honest this still feels and I would like to learn this technique!

This is just wow!! Would love to discuss our scientific papers on the beach with my hot beach boy philosophers <3

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Let's go to Portugal then! :)

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Fett! Super Beitrag. Ich freue mich auf mehr von dir :D

Finally more fellow artists in Vienna yay

  ·  last year (edited)

Yay! Hello to u too :)

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