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Amazing Light Paintings

Light paintings, also known as light drawing or light graffiti, is a photography technique in which exposures are usually made at night or in a darkened room. The images we are featuring here are from Jan Wöllert and Jörg Miedza, the guys behind LAPP-PRO. The light art performance photography (briefly LAPP) is a one-shot, long time bulb exposure photography, performed additionally with movement of light. LAPP originates on a real-time basis directly in front of the camera, created between opening and closing the shutter. The work from Jan Wöllert and Jörg Miedza was suggested by one of our readers, longo, who mentioned these guys and asked us for a post about them. As they have some really amazing photos, we made this selection to show you here. Long exposure photography involving light effects are really awesome. We also featured a post about it a while ago, Awesome Light Graffiti Pictures, and here we are again showing nice 'light paintings' to inspire you! In writing this post, I remembered the statement, "In photography, it's all about light." I would say that it all depends on the effect that you want to produce - the correct light, the right amount of light, extra light, 'moving' light and maybe no light! Personally, I really liked LAPP-PRO's photos. They are pure art! And thanks to longo for the great suggestion! Enjoy. :) Bonus - LAPP Nature

Light Graffiti Masters: LICHTFAKTOR

Way back I think more than one year ago we wrote an article about light graffiti with amazing images. Some of those images were from LICHTFAKTOR, a collective of artists from Cologne, Germany. Now we think they deserve a full feature on the blog with videos and images. Be prepared because it is simply fantastic. The members of LICHTFAKTOR use light to give expression to their creativity. They take advantage of a variety of light sources to produce photos and videos in cities by night. The Cologne artists’ collective, consisting of VJ $ehvermögen (photographer and VJ since 1997 with many years of experience in the event field) and JIAR (communications designer and graffiti artist), experiments with the possibilities yielded by bulb (long-term) exposure and painting. Their aim is to explore all aspects of “lightwriting” and to develop it further. The LICHTFAKTOR crew intentionally uses the entire space in which a particular work is produced and integrates it into their photos and animated films in such a way that it’s not just a backdrop but a part of the work itself. Videos Starwars V Startrek from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo. ARS ELECTRONICA NEUBAU from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo. ARS ELECTRONICA Lightwriting Workshop from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo. Kommode from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo. Max Ophuels Preis_Trailer_2009 from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo. Nachtwaechter from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo. Lightstrom from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo. Forest from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo. Lange Nacht der Forschung from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo. BEKO ALL-STAR from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo. Das Sehr Angry Caterpillar from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo. Images For more information visit: LICHTFAKTOR site LICHTFAKTOR on Behance LICHTFAKTOR on Flickr LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo

Incredible Light Graffiti Typography by Julien Breton

Light Graffiti, also know as light painting is really cool. Now imagine mixing it with stunning typography skills. This is the result. I have no words to describe the work of Julien Breton. He's a Jedi, no questions asked. Seriously, if you haven't seen his work, check it out and prepare to be amazed: http://kaalam.free.fr/. Calligrapher and light writer, I present my different works. All the light calligraphy presented are certified with without faking or final improvement! Copyright Lightgraff: Julien Breton Photographs: Guillaume J. Plisson For more information visit: http://flickr.com/people/13093604@N03/ http://kaalam.free.fr/