Sunday, December 27, 2009

The One Where I Try to Make Light Graffiti

I thought about titling this "Baby When the Lights Go Out" but then I realized people might think I was serious or something. Natch.

Anyways, I've been experimenting with something called light graffiti. Light graffiti is really cool if you're good at drawing (which I am not). Here are 25 examples of light graffiti by people who are talented.

Wow, how do you do that? 1) get a camera. 2) get a tripod or flat, unmoving surface. 3) set a slow shutter speed (I usually do 15-25 seconds). 4) get lights -- laser pointers, flashlights, those pens that glow, etc. 5) take the picture and draw in front of it.

These are a few of the attempts I've made. I want to try it outside but so far I've been foiled by a) fucking cold weather or b) rain.

Also if anyone would like to donate some kind of light that you can control (i.e. turn on and off at will) that would be nice.

Anyways, I hope everyone is having "happy holidays". My "holidays" are going aight, thanks for asking. I'm going to New York in January, hopefully by then I'll have developed the pictures I took in August.


Lucia said...

I'm going to do this Right Now. Also I'm blogging again,, this will be more successful

saint modesto said...

haha sweet! i will check it out.

Morgan said...

ahh! these are great. i really like the infinity symbol and the music notes.

do you think anything would happen if you shot a beam of light through a prism?

i am so sad i don't have a camera right now!