World record for light painting orbs broken…again…this time with 900 orbs

Feb 13, 2016

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Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

World record for light painting orbs broken…again…this time with 900 orbs

Feb 13, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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It’s been done once, but as with almost any world record, it’s inevitable it will be done time and time again, with each new attempt more grandiose than the last.

We’re talking light painting orbs. Last time we covered the Guinness World Record for most light orbs in an image it was from the The East Coast Light Painting group. This time, it’s a group of six India-based men who upped the ante, from 200 light orbs to 900.

The feat was accomplished by Satwik Sharma, Ankur Bansal, Sanchit Kapur, Shobhit Tiwari, Jeswin Rebello and Arun Pandit. Unlike the previous record though, this photograph utilized the power of machines, not man, to accomplish the task.

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Not only were there more orbs, but each of them were smaller, as the team realized it was easier to make smaller orbs than to capture a wider perspective.

Using small motors, LEDs and a little DIY magic, the team made strips of rotating LED lights, which appeared as orbs in long exposure images. According to a blog post on Light Painting Photography, it only took the team two attempts to capture the incredible image.

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To read a thorough interview about the process, you can head on over to Light Painting Photography, where Satwik Sharma talks about the team’s endeavor to break the world record.

Let’s see how long it takes for this one to get broken.

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Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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