How-To: Light painting saber

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How-To: Light painting saber


Udi Tirosh writes in with this neat trick: use a tubular light like those found in car accessory shots as a sweeping swath light painting tool for long exposure photography. Looks way trippier than just using LEDs.

8 thoughts on “How-To: Light painting saber

  1. Cheryl Potemkin says:

    You can get a similar effect by using those cheap color-changing fiber optic toy wands. Bonus: a variety of colors and settings.

  2. The Oracle says:

    Does the lightdrawn part of that image look really dirty or is it just my mind? ;)

    1. How-To: Light painting saber Becky Stern says:

      I think it’s just you. It’s supposed to be wings for the guy standing in the center.

  3. The Oracle says:

    To me, it looks like legs of someone laying on their back with their knees slightly bent with the guy in the center standing between the legs.

    I couldn’t tell it was supposed to be wings, but even knowing that, I can’t help seeing it as legs.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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