Light Writing


I remember I played with this in photography class, and it looks amaizing. I came across these images by graffiti artist Lichtfaktor a while ago. Although not a unique technique, he creates beautiful imagery with it.

Then I saw the sprint commercial where they are using the same technique of lightwriting. So, since this technique is becoming popular, I decided to showcase it.

Heres a video from Lichtfaktor

I might take a swing at it and create a few pieces. Ill talk Ryan to see if his interested in helping me out!

Like what you see and would like to try it out?
Heres a few tips from Lichtfaktor

To get the best results you need a tripod.
The exposure should be around 10-30 sec. or longer if needed.
Stay in front of the camera and do your writing.
Set the camera to about iso100, and close your aperture as much as possible. This prevents over-exposure. If there is still too much light you might have to use a nd-filter.

If you guys create your own and play with this, send us the pictures to see how it came out.

There are a few articles around the web discussing this technique.
Heres one @ that features the artist.

Check it
Lichtfaktor Slideshow


11 Responses to Light Writing

  1. I love lichtfaktors video – amazing stuff. Good luck with your own efforts at this – I’d love to see the results.

    Cheers for the link back.

  2. Ryan says:

    So when are we going to try this, 1digo?

  3. Ryan says:

    …and anyone else who is down.

  4. T. says:

    i can borrow (steal) an Led-Multicolor flashlight from work

  5. 1ndigo says:

    cool, go ahead and …er… “borrow” it

  6. T. says:

    it may actually make some good effects. It has a morph mode where it blends between 10 or 12 colors.

  7. H says:

    the light writin in the sprint ads is beautiful. its a very interesting technique. … t when u borrow it . show me!!

  8. dg says:

    This is amazing … am going to try it as soon as i get my Nikon back from the menders!

    found their new video from London too – put ‘lichtfaktor’ into youtube

  9. Dan says:

    Have you tried Light Writing with Lasers!! Check it out…Flickr Set!

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