The 20 Awesomest Photos of Light Painting

Published:10:29 am EDT, March 8, 2013| Updated:10:29 am EDT, March 8, 2013|
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Light painting is taking a long exposure using a camera, and then using lasers, LEDs, fire, or any source of light, to 'paint' over the scene. To explain it simply, cameras capture light, and by leaving the sensor exposed with a long exposure time, one can use bursts of light to draw things!

Since the sensor is just sitting there, capturing all the light it sees, you can draw individual lines and shapes, and by doing them one after the other, they will all automatically be captured and added to the same image. It's pretty cool and relatively simple to do, given lights and a nice camera, but some people on the internet, as usual, have gone the extra mile and made light paintings that are more than your average laser pointer smiley face.

The Scary Rainbow Guy

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The Blobby Roommate

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Forever Alone Level: Light Friend

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Light Trails

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Light Peacocking

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Digital Violence

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Light Suicide

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Lightly Flamboyant

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THE LIGHT VORTEX

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How the Arrows Flew

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Dragon Balls

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Faster Than The Speed of Light

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Silly Tunnel

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Alien Traffic

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Apocalypse Rain

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Swirls and a Girl

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Light Puddles

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Mirror Angel

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Arizona Summer Rain

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What it Feels Like to be 10 out of 10 High 

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Curated from reddit.com/r/lightpainting

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