After buying a Canon T2i camera a few months ago, I’ve been really excited to play around with different exposure settings and possibly some time-lapse photography. The first trick that I’ve tried is something called “light painting.” How this works is that your camera is held still and a light is moved around with the shutter open. With the lens open it captures this light wherever it moves in the frame. Alternatively, the camera can be moved around a light.
The photo to the right was made by moving the camera, but my idea was do light painting by moving the light. As with making stencils for a bleach t-shirt, I don’t necessarily feel I have that much artistic skill, but I do own something that allows me to fake it, my CNC router. The idea that I had was to attach a light to the X and Z axis and allow it to either be controlled manually or run a Gcode program