Light graffiti

Light graffiti

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Here’s a fun collection of light art / graffiti photos (and how to make your own)…

Gear
this is a small collection of flashlights, biking-lights and flashing LED lights they all work with batteries so that you are mobile you also get nice results with fireworks & torches .

there are 3 different type of lights we use:

xenon: makes a warm golden light.
LED: makes a thin precise line.
cold cathode: thick line.

but the best results you get by experimenting, use filters and things witch reflect light.

HOW TO DO IT.
this are the basics:
to get the best results you need a tripod. the exposure should be around 10-30 sec. or longer if needed. stay in front of the camera and do your writing.
to not overexpose set the camera to about iso100, and close your aperture as much as possible. if there is still too much light you might have to use a nd-filter.it is always nice to integrate the surrounding into your picture.

Photos from lichtfaktor – Link.

22 thoughts on “Light graffiti

  1. samurai1200 says:

    Too ill!

  2. black.horizons says:
  3. viperblade says:

    Love this stuff – tried it myself and it’s easy to do, hard to do well…

    here’s lichtfaktor’s latest – http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-8109178600655663537&q=lichtfaktor&total=6&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=4

  4. blazedog says:

    Another tool to use to reach higher locations. See link below. Sold to get wasps, can be used with paint cans. Spray Close Spray Extender. Also on E-Bay.

    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070901/OPINION03/709010384

  5. groodi says:

    that’s great. you inspired us to do light graffiti animation. it takes 60 photos and 2 days to make that spiderwalk:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR0HE5vBJy0

  6. groodi says:

    that’s great. you inspired us to do light graffiti animation. it takes 60 photos and 2 days to make that spiderwalk animation:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR0HE5vBJy0

  7. aj says:

    i like the away did the grffiti it is so cool and i no how to do grffiti to

  8. Claz says:

    I think this is amazing! If you like this – there’s a guy from Wales called Michael Bosanko that does incredible light graffiti. YouTube clip of him here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC9VO0QvnGM
    And he does a tutorial on how to create light graffiti on YouTube too.

  9. Light Bombing Crew Warsaw, Poland says:

    Great article, check out our photos! @
    http://www.lightbombingcrew.blogspot.com

  10. Terry L says:

    Thanks for the info, it was very useful!  I also use laser pointers if I plan to outline objects for a different effect.  I have done some macro work that way and it comes out well.  I would also use some small LED lights to illuminate the objects from behind.  It works fairly well.  I also have tips at my website http://www.great-photography-tips.com/Photography-Tips-Light-Painting.html

  11. Terry L says:

    Thanks for the info, it was very useful!  I also use laser pointers if I plan to outline objects for a different effect.  I have done some macro work that way and it comes out well.  I would also use some small LED lights to illuminate the objects from behind.  It works fairly well.  I also have tips at my website http://www.great-photography-tips.com/Photography-Tips-Light-Painting.html

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