LED Tracing

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LED Tracing

I recently experimented with the idea of using a row of LED lights to create three-dimensional shapes and patterns, shooting in a dark room with a long exposure to trace the movement of the lights. Using a row of lights instead of a more common single light (‘light painting’) produced a more tangible sense of depth and coupled with different exposures and movements, yielded some quite interesting results.

LED Stick: I had a spare LED lighting kit left over from a desk lamp I built (more on that project here). I taped this to a monopole to keep it rigid and provide a means of holding and moving the stick without blocking any of the light, of course a broom handle or length of PVC would have also worked fine.

 

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High Tech: IKEA LED Lighting Kit mounted to a monopole

High Tech: IKEA LED Lighting Kit mounted to a monopole