Eric Pare (previously) just sent in this killer light painting tip. I really enjoy following Eric’s work because he is right there on the verge of science and art. This time he came up with a very clever light saber toy for light painting.
Eric is using tube guards, which are originally meant for florescent bulb protection, as a light painting medium and the results are quit epic:
Eric explains how he is creating the magic:
Once you got [the tube guards], it’s really simple, you set your camera on a tripod on bulb mode, and you trigger by yourself using a remote. On these 2, I used 2x 300 lumens flashlights inside the tubes, and I simply created the shapes behind Kim. Exposure time: about 3 seconds.
Here is what those tubes look like in real life:
[Thanks for the tip, Eric!]