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Photograph by Jared Bouck

A SIMPLE LIGHT SCULPTURE

image Swirling colors for long-exposure photos.

By Jared Bouck

I’ve always enjoyed long-exposure photography, but sometimes the images can seem predictable. So I decided to build some dynamic light sculptures that would add effects, colors, and patterns to my photos. I put together this simple rig in an afternoon, and a little trial and error taught me how to use it to create a good variety of photographic results.

I used PVC pipe and hobby gearmotors to make this gadget, but the recycling-minded person ...

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