25 Amazing Light Graffiti Pictures

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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.

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  1. mozey says:

    very dazzling, however, i could’nt help but animate couple of them!.

  2. mozey says:

    SOrry, i forgot the link

  3. yaroslav says:

    Amazing work!!! I absolutelly loved it.

  4. Rich says:

    Great pictures! Thanks for putting all these together! There are more here.

  5. Vuk says:

    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?

  6. seo dude says:

    I always wondered how these were made actually. Thanks for a quick tut.

  7. magnus says:

    not really graffiti is it.
    more just some photography techniques?

  8. John says:

    Great site and great post. This post has been submitted to designbump.com, you can vote for it here.

  9. cag says:

    cool stuff!

    check out this light graffiti group that i found:
    http://www.flickr.com/illum

  10. djo says:

    it realy amezing .. but i think that we need a perfect cam

  11. janleo says:

    my partner and mee working with led-lights too.
    we work with a other technique, calls Light Art Performance Photography.

    http://www.lapp-pro.de

    best regards janleo┬░

  12. jdk says:

    Nice panel of light picture.

    For other “light painting” picture you can have a look to Jadikan Lightning Project work at
    http://jadikan.deviantart.com/

    Best Regards
    Jadikan LP

  13. Coriander says:

    Good news! Thanks!,

  14. Claz says:

    I think this is amazing! Michael Bosanko does incredible light graffiti. YouTube clip of him here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC9VO0QvnGM
    And he does a tutorial on how to create light graffiti on YouTube too.

  15. Fantastic! Looks fun and highly creative.

  16. kailyn Macdonald says:

    that’s cool.I’ve never seen anything so beautiful in my 14 year old life.WOW

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