October 5, 2010

Lately I've been semi-obsessed with light writing/drawing using my dslr :) I was planning on doing this whole post with light writing but after about half an hour it.. just didn't work out.

For those of you who are interested it's pretty simple how this works. Usually in your ordinary digital cameras, they take a photo in about half a second. In dslrs however, you can make the camera take the photo over a long period of time. My camera only goes up to 30 seconds but there are some which can record for hours! So yeah.. then you just set your camera in a dark area and go crazy with a light :)

Here are some that I took a few days ago. The ones I took tonight weren't really any good |:


This is the original of my formspring background if some of you were wondering.






This is an example of why I didn't do today's post using only light writing LOL.

16 comments :

Anonymous said...

what do the second and third light drawing say? :O

Anonymous said...

Oh, and do you have to write backwards?

Anonymous said...

what do you use to make the light and draw, like a light torch or somthing? s:

peny said...

oooh pretty (:

by the way, can you link me?
thankss

Sarah said...

@Anonymous 8:41-42 PM
The second one says Adrii and the third one says k3. I just wrote normally and horizontally flipped the photos on ps after (: You can tell because the letters on my wall are backwards.

@Anonymous 10:25 PM
A torch :]

@Penny
I'll do it now n_n

penny said...

haha i'm so fail i spelt my own name wrong --
thankss!

Anonymous said...

oh! my cousin's friend did one of those but at night time in her backyard, she got some toddlers to stand close to the camera then people at the back where you couldn't see move the torches and draw fairy wings on them! it looks really cool cuz the kids are fully visible and they have light fairy wings :)

Sarah said...

@Penny
Np :3

@Anonymous
That sounds awesome! D:

Bluebow said...

i was the wetnwild commenter on formspring! :L i'll tell you who i am soon, don't worry :) but until then i will hereby be known as bluebow for now. i was going to go for something with a little more edge but i couldnt think of anything..

ANYWHO - your photos look so pro sarah! the glow it gives off is like..magical ;D

Sarah said...

Aw thanks aye. Bluebow is a cute alias :3

Anonymous said...

That is really cool! You should do a tutorial one day , only if it's easy to explain. :)

<3 B

Sarah said...

Maybe (:

aileen said...

heey (: i was wondering if it would be okay if i use your photo with the heart shaped light thing in my school MIT myportfolio thing? <3

Sarah said...

Oh okay? x] sure.

aileenzhang said...

i'll reference you :)

Sarah said...

Thanks bebz!

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