Ethan Wheeler

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NASA Invents a Folding Solar Panel Inspired by Origami

Twenty years ago Brian Trease was a high school exchange student in Japan. It was there that he first learned the art of paper folding. “I’d be …

5 Toys and Tricks to Improve Your Light Painting

It’s easy to plateau when you’re experimenting with light painting photography, and as a result, this fun genre can often turn into a flash in the …

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen from Helsinki, Finland, is one such artist. With experience in both photography and painting, he uses long camera exposures and a variety of lights to create images that straddle …

Giant Robot Arm Creates 3D Light Paintings

These textured, colored light portraits are made with an industrial arm used for heavy manufacturing.<p>When it comes to light painting, the designs are often less impressive than the effect itself: glowing, electric shapes suspended in midair that can only be seen with the aid of a camera lens. Many …

Light painting with robot vacuum cleaners

Robot vacuum cleaners are brilliant minions, selflessly sucking up your dust with nary a complaint. But did you know that you can also use them to create gorgeous light-painting photos?<p>Light painting is a technique that uses long exposures to create light streaks and trails that actually look like …

New in the Shop: Janne Parviainen’s Lively Streaks of Light

Helsinki-based artistic photographer Janne Parviainen gives life to light through his incredible light paintings, which are all created entirely in-camera. Without the use of any digital manipulation, Parviainen manages to transform streaks of multicolored lights into three-dimensional, figurative …

My Modern Shop Spotlight – Jeremy Jackson’s Light Paintings

Jeremy Jackson's (aka TackyShack's) light paintings are a breathtaking display of colorful lights that illuminate the night with a sense of wild energy. Jackson's love for unexplored ideas, creative long exposure techniques, a bit of experimentation, and the potential for countless creations keeps …

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Riding On An LED: Light Painting And Wakeboarding Combine In This Experimental Photoshoot

<i>Point Break</i>-meets-90s-rave in this stunning photography project.<p>All extreme sport thrill-fiends know the excitement of waking up to a mountain of fresh powder, or perfect barrel waves folding over as the sun just starts to lighten the sky. Or looking over a rippleless glass-watered lake with …

Creative ‘Light Tornadoes’ Put an Impressive New Spin on Light Painting Photography

When we say something is a “spin” or “twist” on an old classic, we usually don’t mean it literally. But when it comes to the light painting …

Ghostly Light Paintings Coat The Internet Archive Servers

Jason Scott visited the Internet Archive HQ in San Francisco and used the servers containing big data as his subjects for long exposure shots.<p><i>Images via</i><p>Computer historian, blogger, and web commentator Jason Scott recently paid a visit to the Internet Archive headquarters in San Francisco, catching …

Lightomatic is a Photo Booth That Lets Subjects Paint Light Into Their Portraits

As light painting photography is becoming more popular and common, photographers are coming up with better and better ways of bringing the technique …