View Full Version : what's this called - Spirograph light painting

02-27-2012, 07:43 PM
I hung a string from the ceiling, and attached a small LED light and swung it in a circle using several colors.

I was trying to find what this kind of "artwork" is called, but couldn't. Would like to see more examples online of what people have done!

02-27-2012, 08:49 PM
Light painting I do believe.

02-27-2012, 09:41 PM
very cool!

02-27-2012, 10:11 PM
it's a specific kind of light painting - I remember that someone mentioned it on this forum, but I can't find the original thread...

02-27-2012, 10:45 PM
It is a spirograph light painting. Excellent work.

02-28-2012, 02:48 AM
that's it. Thanks! I found a few links already:

Create Geometric Light Painting Spirographs | DIYPhotography.net (http://www.diyphotography.net/create-geometric-light-painting-spirograph)

02-28-2012, 09:46 AM
Very cool results... I love the different colours.

02-28-2012, 10:02 AM
Cool kevin. If you like that you'll likely also like this - Camera tossing. be careful though I don't think insurance covers damages caused by deliberately throwing your camera into the air :) Flickr: Camera Toss (http://www.flickr.com/groups/cameratoss/)

02-28-2012, 04:51 PM
Thanks Marko - wow - that's crazy. Some the results are excellent! However I have a hard time believing that such well organized light painting patterns can emerge from the randomness of a camera tossed in the air. There must have been some constraints somewhere such as tying a string to the camera and spinining it, for example. I will have to try it!

02-28-2012, 04:56 PM
Keep in mind that there are different ways to toss the camera. If you toss it willy nilly you get scribble scrabble. But if you toss it/toss it with spin carefully, you can easily get very non-random patterns that look similar in principle to your spirograph image. Glad you are having fun with this.

02-28-2012, 04:58 PM
Btw - you mind if I blog this in a few days? (maybe you'll even have posted more images here) No pressure - only if u want to. Thx marko

02-28-2012, 06:18 PM
yes - for sure!

I'll try to post some more as well. I have some more of these type of images i did in the past - just need to dig them up.