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light graffiti!

Discussion in 'Miscellany' started by hawley088, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. hawley088

    hawley088

    248
    Sep 9, 2008
    PA
    (i searched for this and didnt see any threads started so correct me if im wrong and direct me to the right place)

    if this is a new thread then great! this is alot of fun and very easy to do

    you need a dark room, long exposure, and some kind of light (i just used my cell phone)

    post yours up!

    (this is just my first attempt, trying to score points with the girlfriend:wink:) 

    DSC_0218.
    NIKON D40    ---    18mm    f/4.5    25s    ISO 200
     
  2. spoot

    spoot

    848
    Aug 29, 2007
    Vancouver
    I did the same :D 

    DSC_4674.
    NIKON D80    ---    20mm    f/9.0    20s    ISO 100
     
  3. seiler

    seiler

    319
    Aug 11, 2008
    Colorado
    Spoot, I'm curious... What did you use for the light source in your photo... A pen light or something similar?

    Scott
     
  4. hawley088

    hawley088

    248
    Sep 9, 2008
    PA
    yes and please if you post a shot, post what you used for a light source!
     
  5. spoot

    spoot

    848
    Aug 29, 2007
    Vancouver
    My cellphone camera has a light to illuminate the subject, I used this to draw in the air.
     
  6. Well I did the same thing :)  the only difference is that mine was done with a lighter. Here is me attempting to also score some points with the girlfriend :


    103000506.
     
  7. hawley088

    hawley088

    248
    Sep 9, 2008
    PA
    haha nice..3/3 so far with scoring points with the girlfriend
     
  8. spoot

    spoot

    848
    Aug 29, 2007
    Vancouver
    Nice work with the lighter and selective colour.
     
  9. bett

    bett

    Mar 31, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Cool idea! I had to try it out.
    I didn't know what to write, so I just copied you.
    This could lead to some fun effects!

    I used a normal flashlight, with weak batteries.

    371987713_ywQvs-O.
    NIKON D2H    ---    28mm    f/11.0    30s    ISO 200
     
  10. seiler

    seiler

    319
    Aug 11, 2008
    Colorado
    I used a super bright LED flashlight I have. I had to move the light really fast, otherwise it was too much haha.

    Who doesn't like to say hi to their mom? :biggrin:

    [​IMG]


    -Scott
     
  11. GeorgeV

    GeorgeV

    42
    Aug 7, 2008
    Niles
    Nice pics. When I try doing this it just looks like a ghost having a seizure on a long exposure.
     
  12. Here's a couple I did a few years ago...

    PaintwithLight.
    DMC-FZ20    ---    6mm    f/2.8    8s    ISO 80


    GhostlyPic.
    DMC-FZ20    ---    6mm    f/2.8    8s    ISO 80
     
  13. evokel

    evokel

    326
    Sep 6, 2008
    florida
    how long of an exposure do you guys leave it on for? i put around 10-20 sec
     
  14. If you can write what you need to write in less time, set it for less. You don't want it to be so long you start to pick up ambient light as noise.
     
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