Glow Doodle Light DrawingsLight drawings are created using a photographic technique whereby exposures are made, usually at night or in a dark room, by moving a hand-held light source or moving the camera. Light paintings can be traced back as far as 1914 when Frank Gilbert and his wife used small lights and the open shutter of a camera to track the motion of manufacturing and clerical workers.
Light paintings can also be done interactively by using a webcam. Whilst the images are being drawn, it can be viewed on the monitor or a video projector. For the images below I used a webcam to capture the painted images. These images were created by pointing a light source towards the camera whilst moving the light. I used two different light sources to create the images below.
For these images below I directed the light source at the object not towards the webcam. I moved position so that there was a repeat pattern of the object on screen.