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June 8, 2010

LED Light Painting

at 2:25 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Funny Hacks


With a few LEDs and some creativity you can put together some very impressive effects. The guys over at Freddiew’s Blog have put together a great video and a how to so that you can make your own LED Light Painting video.

Via: Laughing Squid

“It’s easy! Here’s what you need:

  1. A camera that can do long exposures, or has a “bulb” mode. You can do this with a camera that does 10-30 second long exposures as well. Any DSLR will do this, and a lot of point-and-shoot cameras will have a manual or “shutter priority” mode.
  2. A tripod, or a way to lock your camera down.
  3. Lights! Flashlights, LED lights, anything – these will be your “brushes”
  4. A dark room, or nighttime
  5. If you want to be super fancy, a camera flash (or just another camera that has a flash!”