LED Light Painting

LED Light Painting

A few years back I wanted to make a LED Light Painting kit. I came up with two 6 volt batteries and a string of LED Lights. I asked the local LED store to help me with this crazy project. We came up with this crazy setup. Two 6 volt batteries costing $12 each. $24 and a string of light I over paid for at $20 from the guys that helped me put it together. My first attempts I put the lights on a child’s shield. I found this worked but it was far from the best way to do it. I found the movement of me moving about taking the picture waving it around was breaking the connection of the lights. My second attempt that works best is to lay the lights in a circle on the ground and move the camera about.

Summary
Painting light with LED is best when you put the lights on the ground on a black background. This way you can move the camera on the slow shutter to get the look you really want. I was shooting in my living room at dusk so the room was quite light. Below are the max setting of f22 and iso 100 to get it as dark as I could.

F22
Slow shutter set at .08
ISO 100
no flash triggered

When the lights are in a circle move take the pictures and move the camera up and way to get the effects in the pictures below.
You can see all testing I did and the camera settings at my https://www.flickr.com/photos/bcbusinesshub/albums/72157627744794738 Testing

DIY Custom LED Light Painting Kit

DIY Custom LED Light Painting Kit More Details on this setup

LED Light Painting

LED Light Painting

Slow Shutter LED

Slow Shutter LED

LED Light Painting Lines

LED Light Painting Lines

Black and White LED Light Painting Lines

Black and White LED Light Painting Lines

LED Spin Photography

LED Spin Photography

LED Light Painting testing

LED Light Painting testing

Adding faces to LED Light Painting

Adding faces to LED Light Painting

 

Light Painting Photoshop

Light Painting Photoshop