Steel Wool and USB Light Graffiti Rig

Mears using his USB Light Graffiti Rig

If you want to create light graffiti, one of the most spectacular things you can do is create a flaming circle, or even an orb. Though these shots may look difficult, with the right equipment it’s not really that hard – just swing a light and/or steel wool around during a long exposure photograph.

But how to make your rig? Dale Mears wrote in with his solution, seen in the pictures below, and in his following explanation:

According to Mears you’ll need: Continue reading

Reusable “Fiery” Steel Wool Light Graffiti Rig

M2 photography's resuable fire light graffiti rig in action

Light Graffiti is always fun, but add quickly moving fire into the mix and the excitement level goes up exponentially.  There is, however, the small practical matter of how you actually hold what you’ve lit on fire while swinging it about.

Fortunately, Mike at M2 Photography has come up with a convenient steel box contraption that does the trick and is readily reusable.  It’s designed to hold steel wool, which is a popular element to light on fire for visual effect.

boathouse-steel-wool with fire light graffiti rig

As fun as swinging fire around using this fire light graffiti rig looks, I keep thinking I should I did hook a “miniature version” of this rig up to my little quadcopter, which was simply a bent sparkler (great results here).  I’ve used the little quad for light graffiti before as featured here, but add in some fire and things might get were even more awesome…

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Hubsan X4 H107L Quadcopter Giveaway

For November, DIYTripods.com is giving away a Hubsan X4 H107L quadcopter here.  The page about it has been up for a day or two, but I’m officially announcing it here to subscribers. Please note that this is the upgraded version with LED lights so you can operate at night, or even make light graffiti with it.

quadcopter givaway - Hubsan X4 H107L

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