Light Graffiti or also known as light painting is a awesomely creative and exciting form of art using time lapse photography techniques and different types of light sources such as LED lights, spotlights, camera flashlight etc to create artistically captivating images.
In this type of photography, the artist need to intelligently draft and imagine the final image in their mind and then the light source is moved creatively to paint picture, text or abstract by lighting up it directly into the camera lens. It won’t be wrong to say that in light graffiti, the beautiful night sky can acts as the canvas, the camera, on the other hand, works as a paint brush and the light source performs the function of a palette. Employing the camera to capture the moving light source, creatively flickered into the camera lens, in a dark background can produce amazingly intriguing abstract images and this is what Light Graffiti is all about.
For light graffiti, the camera should have good long exposure ability. DSLRs, high end point-and-shoot, film SLRs etc can be very well used, owing to their wonderful long exposure quality. It is advised to choose SLR camera as the BULB mode of this camera is by far the best when it comes to long exposure ability. On the other hand, point-and-shoot camera normally offers relatively less number of options in this respect, with maximum 15 seconds of exposure capability.
In this post, we will showcase 20 creative examples of Light Graffiti from four talented artist. All pictures and images credit to all respective owner.
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