Watch this short film of stunning in-camera light effects

FutureDeluxe created this gorgeous series of procedural animations, physical light, and projection based experiments, all of which is shot in camera. It feels like a dose of mushrooms that only lasts one minute. Read the rest

Simple hand-drawn diagrams for improving your photos

Paul Schlemmer recently dug up some popular diagrams he made a while back to show how he lit some nice photos. He shares lots of tips and tricks, like how to use your phone's flashlight to give texture to the background. The drawing style is really fun, too. Read the rest

Daniel Chong takes gorgeous photos of Dubai skyscrapers above the fog

When the fog rolls into Dubai, photographer Daniel Cheong races to the nearest skyscraper to capture some remarkable photos. Day or night, the effect is otherworldly. Read the rest

DIY concrete lamps with LED string lights

Here's an inexpensive little project that's pretty easy and looks cool: LED-filled glass lights with concrete bases. Glen at DIY Creators takes you through the process. Read the rest

Vintage lightbulbs with glowing sculptures inside

From the 1930s to the 1970s, Aerolux Light Corporation manufactured "artful gas-discharge light bulbs," lightbulbs containing tiny sculptures that glowed when switched on. From Wikipedia:

Aerolux gas discharge light bulbs contained low pressure gas, either neon or argon, or a mixture of the two. Also within the bulb were metal sculptures coated with phosphors. These phosphors fluoresced when excited by glow discharge. Because glow discharge occurs readily at 110-120 volts AC, one could use these bulbs in standard household lamps in the United States.

(via This is Colossal)

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Beautiful light sculptures installed in remote locations

German artists Tarek Mawad and Friedrich van Schoor, aka 3hund, create beautiful works that juxtapose light forms with nature. Their latest, Lucid, is a hypnotic journey to remote places. All effects were done in-camera and not added in post: Read the rest

Makeshift candles from household items

If the power goes out, Willow Haven Outdoor reminds us you might have some household items that would make a good candle. Read the rest

Knomad Colab's pop-up public light art installations

Knomad Colab is a husband/wife team of light artists who travel the US creating public outdoor art installations, often accompanied by music. Here's a video where they discuss their work: Read the rest

How to light-paint a skeleton

A phone, pen light, or LED is all you need to make this nifty long-exposure skeleton light drawing. Darren Pearson shows you how. Read the rest

Optical illusion hanging lamp

Glen Lewis-Steel's "Lee Light" is an excellent illuminated optical illusion.

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A water resistant, 900 lumen LED flashlight for $14

I needed a new super bright flashlight, this one by Outlite does the trick! It is super bright, and water resistant for use in the rain!

Switching between modes is done with a half press of the power button. Bright is bright! Certainly throws out more light than my lost Surefire 600 lumen lamp. It is a bargain for $14. I am sure it will soon be in a secret pile of flashlights my daughter or dogs are hoarding.

If you do not have an 18650 battery around, that may present a hidden expense! Batteries are not included. I have a few for camera flashes, so I didn't mind. The torch has run for 5 weeks without needing a recharge.

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WATCH: Strobe-lit cymatics experiments reveal more complex patterns

Don't watch if you're sensitive to strobes, but otherwise check out these interesting periodic patterns which appear in strobe-lit materials excited by sound waves. Read the rest

Gorgeous mirrored room with 250 colorful fluorescent tubes

The UK's National Media Museum currently hosts a Festival of Light installation by Liz West. An Additive Mix fills the room with white light, teaching visitors about the concept of additive color.

Liz will be at the museum in person for free family talks on July 23.

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WATCH: make light cubes and other cool stuff with tiny LED filaments

Mike Harrison has been experimenting with tiny flexible LED filaments found in LED bulbs that mimic incandescent bulbs. He came up with this cool light cube and a very bright clock display. Read the rest

Eiffel Tower's magician of light, Fernand Jacopozzi

The Eiffel Tower opened to the public on this day in 1899, but it was described as "a simple and useless dark peak in the Paris night sky" until the owners hired engineer Fernand Jacopozzi to light it in spectacular fashion in 1925. Read the rest

Watch this Trioh demo: stylish rechargeable accent or emergency light

One of my favorite crowdfunded projects is the beautiful Trioh rechargeable 3-in-1 light, which the makers claim is the "world's most beautiful flashlight." Read the rest

Humanity at night

NASA scientists, at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting, revealed images from space of humanity—and our wonderful cultural behaviors.

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