Light Graffiti

Published April 21st, 2012

Knowing that long exposure can create a significant amount of calm and tranquility, it could be also used to create artistic and abstract pictures.

Red Light District

Here I had an idea of taking the advantage of sitting in a moving car.
So by moving my camera "with the flow" I was able to show some perspective as well as having random lines.

  • January 3rd, 2012
  • Nikon D3100
  • 18mm / f/3.5 / 30 sec

Dancing in a Bistro

Here, I used a very similar method as above except here I put a shorter shutter speed and small aperture so that the color in the bistro weren't over exposing the photo, which still happened but not too much.

  • December 26th, 2011
  • Nikon D3100
  • 55mm / f/22 / 13 sec

Light coils

By using a tripod, I was able to keep a scene without blurring anything out. Equipped with two strong bright torches I was able to predict a suitable focus by shining at a tree in the foreground. After this I was able to put my camera onto the two second timer to give me time to get into my position and then using circular motions was able to create these coils.


For this one I had a subject stand in a pose that she could keep (in this case fr 35sec). So I used the same method as in "Light Coils" but here when the timer finished I started to torch (shine) my subject, so that features could be seen. when finished illuminating my subject I started to outline my subject from behind. By lighting from behind you will see that your subject receives an aura all along the edges.

Urban Modern

Here I used long exposure as well as using two simple bicycle lamps. Because my setting had quite a bit of light the light recorded from the bicycle lamps became more diffused or more opaque and here turning the lamp straight at the camera play a role too.

Urban Modern

Same method: long exposure + bike lamp and headlamp
but here by using the headlamp I was able to create stronger lines.

Urban Modern

By fitting my red lamp to the headlamp I was able to make a two tone pattern giving a bit more accent to the light.

  • April 21st, 2012
  • Nikon D3100
  • 35mm / f/16 / 30 sec




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