How to make your own air graffiti photos/art using LED glowsticks.

Painting in the air… so much fun, cheap and easy to do. Here’s how: Now you can probably see my 3 year old daughter’s feet in the pic below whilst her big 6 year old brother manages to go a bit higher with the blue/yellow combo. I made this image on the weekend using colour changing LED glowsticks (you can get these on ebay or the address below) and a 6 second exposure (Nikon D70). I’ve since made a neat few wallpaper desktops with this effect (will post them later when I have a spare sec to edit them to the right size).

air graffiti kids

Cheap LED glowsticks for under $10 can be found from companies like this:
http://www.glowproducts.com/batteryoperated/rainbowshakestick/

glowsticks 

or you can try Ebay:
http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=LED+glow+sticks&category0=

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  1. eunmac says:

    If you just read this and are wondering what the possibilites are… see what we did using exactly the same technique (amnesiablog internal link):
    http://amnesiablog.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/amazing-light-painting-hi-res-air-graffiti-wallpaper-download/

  2. jye360 says:

    where do u get the ones that leave that pattern like they the markes in the air can u tell me where to get them or how to make them thx

  3. Thanks for the tips. I was wonder how people created fluid script like text. I have been experimenting with light painting and tried several shots using glow sticks when I was out camping at the beach. I think they turned out pretty good. http://www.thismarvelouslife.com/2009/08/fun-with-glow-sticks/

  4. Marissa says:

    They have a 6 pack for $34.00 or something at walgreens, only online though. Just thought I’d lt you know, because thats a good deal for 6 of them… :)

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