Have you ever tried painting with light? Light Painting is one of our favorite activities in @the Tinkering Studio and is this week’s #tinkeringtuesday activity for you to try at home!
In celebration of our newly published book, The Art of Tinkering, we are sharing a new tinkering activity each week until its release in February. Keep an eye out each week for #tinkeringtuesday and dive into tinkering on your own.
Here’s the quick version:
- Gather colorful light sources like flashlights and LEDs
- Place your camera on a tripod and set your camera’s exposure somewhere between 2 and 10 seconds.
- Flick off the lights and ask a friend to hit the camera’s shutter while you experiment with moving your light sources in front of the camera. (Hint: try turning in circles, waving your arms, or drawing a picture with your light sources.) Variations are endless; have fun!
Want more details or suggestions? This activity and over 150 more from artists and tinkerers are featured for you to try yourself in The Art of Tinkering, available now at http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/the-art-of-tinkering