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A DIY Rig for Perfect Light Painting Orbs


Unlike most DIY projects this one won’t come cheap, but if you’ve always yearned for that ever elusive “perfect” light painting orb, then photographer Hugo Baptista has a solution for you. All you need to replicate his results is a Meade DS-2000 telescope mount, a drill, an LED strip with a wireless controller, and a piece of wood.

Hugo goes into detail on construction and use of the rig over at DIYPhotography, but the final product should look more or less like this:

And here are some examples of the perfect light painting orbs that the rig promises to yield:

Image credits: Photographs by Hugo Baptista and used with permission