Thursday, 5 July 2007

Time-Lapse Graffiti

German Artist Lichtfaktor is exploring new creative materials through a much less destructive interpretation of graffiti:

Want to try it out yourself? Well Lichtfaktor has been kind enough to let us in on his technique...

The Basics:
To get the best results you need a tripod
The exposure should be around 10-30 sec (or longer if needed)
Be sure to stay in front of the camera while light writing
To avoid overexposure set the camera to about iso100, and close your aperture as much as possible. if there is still to much light you might have to use a nd-filter
Experiment with filters and light reflection materials

Basically you can use different types of lights depending on the effect you are looking for:
  • xenon - warm golden light
  • LED - thin precise lines
  • cold cathode - thick line
  • flashlights
  • biking lights
  • flashing LED's
  • fireworks

1 comment:

James Wozak said...

Wow...thanks for the instructions, definately going to try my hand at this one!