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Light Painting Tutorial: Creating Spirographs

How to create a light painting spirograph with a torch, string and long exposures.

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A spirograph stencil kit was something many of us, who are old enough to remember them, will have received as a Christmas or birthday present at some point during the eighties or nineties and as most things do, they're making a come-back but this time, you don't need a plastic geometric drawing kit to create the shapes. Instead, photographers are using slow shutter speeds, a torch, string and a few other bits and pieces to capture the geometric shapes digitally. 

A chap called Jason D has put a video tutorial together on the subject which is easy to follow and great for seeing the technique in action which you can watch below, plus for those who prefer step-by-step written instructions, have a look at a tutorial Pete created on the subject: Create spirograph style photos with a torch


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