Light painting is usually used to snazz up still photographs in an awesome ‘how they do that’ kind of way but this is even cooler. Darren Pearson made this entire video of moving light paintings by hand drawing over 1000 light paintings and capturing them with long exposure at night to create the effect as if the…
Light painting is the process of using light and long exposure photography to create almost electric-looking works of art. This bit of light trickery has been used by artists and hobbyists to create stunning visual works as well as recreating the proton streams from GhostBusters. But Darren Pearson, also known as…
Joey Shanks has a series of videos where he shows how to create Hollywood movie effects using household objects. For this one he created the proton streams from Ghostbusters just using colored lights, long exposure photography, and stop-motion.
When you find yourself in times of trouble, always remember: Don't cross the streams. Egon's ghostbusting words of wisdom still hold true today. Joey Shanks at PBS Digital Studios knows that. But he's risked total protonic reversal to show us how to recreate the glowing effects of everyone's favorite Slimer-busting…
The more traditional technique of light painting involves creating freehand designs using a point of light in front of a camera taking a long exposure photo. The results are occasionally recognizable—but most often random—and that's part of their appeal. Jeff Crossman and Kevyn McPhail take a different approach,…
Sure, light painting is awesome when you're doing long exposure shots with a PixelStick or something, but that's only one way to cover your world in glowing graffiti. Take, for instance, this LED-powered rainbow plane.
Light painting is rad: a long exposure, a dark background, and a flashlight all come together to make an eerie, sci-fi effect. High-tech, LED-powered light painting is even cooler, but so far it's been a fringe hobby for die-hard DIYers. Pixelstick, with a newly-launched Kickstarter campaign, wants to put crazy…
This font, called Phone Streak, might not be the most practical typeface in the world, but it was probably the most fun to create—because it was put together by capturing long exposures of an iPhone being swept through the air.
When is light painting so much more than light painting? How about when it's the perfect (golf) shot—an incredible composition by Dan Durakovich?
We've done long exposures. And many of you have blown things up with fireworks. For this week's Shooting Challenge, we're combining the ideas in a technique that looks hard but anyone can pull off.
Last year, Michael Bosanko created what is reportedly the world's largest ever light painting. This video shows how he did it.
This is not a screensaver. Nor is it what happens if something goes wrong at the LHC, or the result of too much LSD. In fact, it's what happens if you have an over-active imagination and go out light paining with a remote control helicopter.
Forget you Maglite, your glowstick, and definitely your cellphone, there's a new, cooler brush for painting with light. It's called the LightScythe. It's a long wand of computer controlled LED lights, and with it you can create some amazing images.
Unless your name rhymes with "Anksy" or you've got the chops to do burners like this, you might want to consider a less...permanent means of expressing yourself in the public space. The Light Spray Can might just be the answer.
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
Lightpainting requires a certain sort of skill to get the sort of marvellous results we've seen previously, but Croix Gagnon and Frank Schott went the whole nine yards and played an animation of a cross-sectioned human body on a laptop, which they then whizzed through the air and took long-exposure photos of.