Light Graffiti Photography




Introduction: Light Graffiti Photography

Using LEDs of all shapes sizes and colors I am pursuing a realitively new art form of Light painting, Though I prefer "Light Graffiti"
The first photo here was selected by a local art museum and displayed for 2 months.  

all it takes is any camera that has an adjustable shutter speed, a sturdy tripod and some fun lights.  

I am always on the look out for fun new lights to give unique effects to my photos.

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    Dark Light

    7 years ago on Introduction

    NIce pics, and congrats on the museum display!

    If you're looking for components to build your own lights, or just some simple writing tools, check out the website on my profile.

    I also have some FAQ information there that you might find interesting.

    So cool!!! How do you do it? Is it two photos put together or does one person control the LED lights while the others stand/sit there? I'd love to learn more about this :)


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    YEA! Id love to help. Start with a solid tripod. On a camera that you can set shutterspeed, go as high as possible. On my Canon, it's 30 seconds. That means the shutter is open for 30 seconds sending light to the sensor. if you try this during the day, WAY to much light will go strike the sensor and your image will be 100% white(Blown Out).
    At night and with an f stop (aperture) that is pretty high to limit the amount of light striking the sensor you can move infront of the lens without being seen! As long as no light is striking you directly you won't show up on the image. It takes a long time with light hitting you to show up on the image.
    SO the boys in the shot are standing still, with a flash light on them, and my buddy is walking through them with that cool tri light.
    **It's always guess and check for settings of f stop and ISO and other settings.
    Tri light was a cheap 'tap to activate' closet light that I found at a Wal-Mart, much better when used as a paint brush.

    Does this Make more sense now?