Happy New Year from Light Paint Hack

New Year’s Eve Light Painting Image – How It Developed

On New Year’s Eve I put together a quick 2017-2018 light painting image. Here’s a quick run down of how it came together. The Scene It’s cold here in south-east Michigan, so I didn’t want to go too far in temperatures around -15degC, so my backyard it was. The original plan was to use the trees as part of the …

A Quick LED String Swing using Olympus LIVECOMP mode

A Quick LED String Swing Using Olympus LIVECOMP mode

A few nights ago I sat in my basement staring at my cache of light painting tools trying to figure out what to do. I messed around with a few torches with filters but nothing was quite turning out the way I wanted. Then came my go to for fun – the $2 battery powered LED string. As light painting …

Light Painting With Pala Teth

In this video by Sifu, Pala Teth takes us behind the scenes on a light painting shoot. Pala used torches to fill the background but the real star of the picture is the fireworks that were shot off at various creating light trails that bounced off the roof, walls and floor of an old warehouse they were shooting in. A fantastic result and …

How To: Harmonograph For Light Painting

A few posts ago I shared some light painting images that were created using a harmonograph. One of those pictures made it to explore on Flickr so I decided it would be a good idea to show people how I made the harmonograph and took the photograph. It’s somewhat ad-libbed, but I will let the video above do the talking.

Physiograms Using A 2-Pendulum Harmonogaph

I recently made a rough, 2-pendulum harmonograph for light painting physiograms. The harmonograph has multiple positions for placing LEDs so I tried making physiograms using 1 or 2 LEDs. Check out the gallery of physiogram patterns I made with below. My plan is to create a video to show you haw I made the harmonograph and how the physiograms were created with …