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Watch This Robotic Camera Rig Create 3D Animations With Light

Instead of repeatedly standing in front of a camera and waving an LED bulb to create long-exposure light paintings, Josh Sheldon automated the process with an impressive photography rig that takes orders directly from 3D animation software. The resulting animations, made with precise camera moves and robot-controlled lights, are like nothing you’ve ever seen. Read More >>

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This Robot is the Rembrandt of Painting With Light

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 recognisable—but most often random—and that's part of their appeal. Jeff Crossman takes a different approach, though, using a robot arm to create perfectly pixelated light painting images. Read More >>

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An LED-Covered Drone Traced This Neon Light-Graffiti Through the Sky

Light painting is awesome, whether you use your own two hands and a LED glowstick, or leave it up to a roomba-like robot. But production studio Fiction decided to take it up a notch by bring a makeshift UFO into the mix. Read More >>

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This Font Was Created Using Light Streaks From an iPhone

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. Read More >>

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Creating the World’s Largest Light Painting

Last year, Michael Bosanko created what is reportedly the world's largest ever light painting. This video shows how he did it. Read More >>

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You Won’t Believe How This Car Was Light Painted

Light painting is something that's almost always impressive to me—ooh! look at the lights!—but this is just off the charts. The Found Collective teamed up with Marshmallow Laser Feast used a gigantic plasma TV on a track to create 3D imagery. It's like 3D light printing. Read More >>

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These Girls Are Wearing Nothing But Light

Light painting is one of those magical photography techniques that never gets old. Batman logos! Fancy effects! And even... dresses? Mmhmm. Atton Conrad, an advertising and art photographer, used light painting to dress his beautiful models to make them look even more gorgeous. Read More >>

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What Is This Trippy Burst of Light?

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. Read More >>

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Light Paint Can—Photographic Vandalism for a Polite Society

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. Read More >>