I’ve been playing with a type of photography called “Painting with Light”. Painting with light (sometimes called Light Graffiti) is taking long-exposure photographs of moving light sources.
This is another shot of “firestorm” we made last night while practicing exposures for the shot I’m ultimately aiming for…using my camera flash after the firestorm to put a person inside the fire before the exposure ends. Hopefully, I can get that ultimate shot within the next few nights.
Just like the last firestorm picture, this one was incredibly easy to do. My wife was spinning a children’s sparkler over her head, while slowly crouching down and standing up. I tied the sparkler to a special little weight I made, and put the contraption on the end of the string for this quick practice shot out in our yard.
I’ve been making some specialized tools down in my workshop for light painting. Multicolor LEDs, orb making tools, palm and pen lights for artistic drawing, etc. I love to tinker, and I buy all of my electronic components at wholesale prices. I’m working on 4 or 5 tools right now that are all less than $20 to make, and come in an assortment of light colors.
For the most part, you can’t buy many of these light painting tools online. If you’re not an electronics geek like me, it’s pretty tough to make them yourself. I’ve had a few friends ask me to make them some tools, as well, so I’m curious to see how many other people might be interested in these types of tools.
Let me know if you think they’re cool, or if you think you might want to see what these tools like like when I finish them in a few weeks .
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