Long Exposure Light Art Photography with Battery Lights

Written by: Ben Naughton

Fairy lights aren’t just for Christmas – we love seeing people using our lights in creative and exciting ways all year round, and long exposure photography is one of our favourites. Using a tripod, a slow shutter speed and a few sets of Lights4fun coloured LED battery fairy lights, Swansea-based Scott has created some stunning light art that he publishes to his Instagram account, to international acclaim

We love how Scott has created his light art against urban backdrops, like a skate park half-pipe, a playground, and an old bandstand. The ‘dome’ effect was achieved by attaching fairy lights to a bicycle wheel and spinning at a 45 degree angle. Scott has also worked with wire wool and his SLR to produce the mesmerising images below – the wire wool was stuffed into a whisk, the whisk tied to a length of rope, and the wire wool set on fire before being swung around with the camera set to a long exposure (please don’t try this at home unless you absolutely know what you’re doing!)