Did you ever tried to draw some forms in dark with the help of light? You must have noticed that when you draw something with light, you can create some shapes in the air.

Light Graffiti has come to fame over the last couple of years and there are quite a bit of amazing works to show on the internet demonstrating what can be achieved.

Light graffiti artists create unique tagging in air or sometimes around object in dimensional way and then images are clicked with time-lapse photography. Sometimes this tagging is not even possible with spray paints.

Requirements for capturing light graffiti in your camera:

  • For capturing the light graffiti in your camera; the most important accessory is tripod. If you cannot get a tripod make sure that your camera is in a fixed position.
  • You need to set your camera with faster shutter speed.
  • The exposure time should be around 10-30 seconds and this should vary with the lighting conditions.
  • Keep your aperture dumb, do not highlight the aperture and make sure to keep your aperture closed. This controls the over exposure of the image.
  • Always prefer low ISO and stick to ISO 100 for better light graffiti.
  • If the lighting frequency is high, then attach a ND filter to cut down the unnecessary lighting.

Different light sources give you different colors of graffiti. Glow stick can be used to give variety of color, xenon gives you warm golden lights, cathode tubes give you thick lines and LED gives you thin precise lines.

Here are 25 amazing collection of light graffiti pictures.

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Hugely influential light graffiti crew is at Lichtfakor

The Graffiti Research Lab have pioneered many new aspects of modern graffiti techniques.



  1. OK, how did they REALLY make these pictures. I can see someone running in front of the camera with a bright light for some of them, but the guitar on the bed?

    Was it done with a laser pointer?

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