Somewhere over the Rainbow


Light-write the perfect rainbow when writing with light! You might be thinking it’s something of a feat for you to have, but all you need is a little bit of your imagination and it’ll be as easy peasy as lemon squeezy!

So many people have asked me about my light-write rainbows. Basically the question is usually about how the rainbow colors stay in line with each other and don’t get mixed up or weird gaps. It is true though that when light writing rainbows with individual flashlights with gels, it is hard to judge where you should put each line. Well I solved that s**t, but good.

So I got myself 6 LED flashlights. Don’t complain about the price cuz I got them at the dollar store so you do the math. Anyways, I take my extra colorsplash gels and tape one over each flashlight. Next thing I do is use some tape and wrap the tape around the flashlight then WITHOUT RIPPING THE TAPE, I attach the next flashlight and wrap the tape around the two lights, then I add another light to the group and wrap the tape around all three, then I add another and another. When I am done I have one giant flashlight strip. You can hold onto one light and the whole group stays together.

Now once you turn the lights on and do your rainbow light writing the rainbow stays in one nice piece and it is quick and easy. So get out your long exposure cameras and put yourself somewhere over that rainbow.

written by kylethefrench on 2010-05-20 #gear #tutorials #long-exposure #rainbow #gay-pride #tipster #light-writing #colorsplash-gels #laser-effek #led-lights


  1. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    Kyle n his magic lights..always inspiring!

  2. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    ha ha, famous

  3. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    #3 is awesome. Thanks for a great tip. I was wondering how you did that. Check back with me for my results.

  4. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Wonderful Tipster!! And #3 is one of your best photos, a light painted boar (bore??) spear! Cool!!

  5. disdis
    disdis ·

    I wanted to see this tipster since I saw those pictures in your home!

  6. kevinlj182
    kevinlj182 ·

    Well done Kyle! I got my eye on you.

  7. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    thankyou for yr wonderful light tips! :)

  8. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Light painting Master :DD

  9. amsyarhilman
    amsyarhilman ·

    absolutely love it !

  10. chalchiuhtlicue
    chalchiuhtlicue ·

    amazing !!!

  11. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·


  12. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    Awesome! Off to the dollar store...! Wonderful gallery!

  13. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    haha, cool :D

  14. stouf
    stouf ·

    Awesome ! I love the Pink Floyd reference !

  15. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Truly awesome, you're now the light and rainbow master!!! The keypic of this entry is beautiful and I like the Pink Floyd album cover reproduction :))

  16. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    interesting rainbow! :D

  17. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    thank you so much for sharing this!

  18. juliagulia
    juliagulia ·

    this is awesome! :) love it

  19. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    I love 12/15 pink floyd pic!

  20. madamebink
    madamebink ·


  21. hidings
    hidings ·

    Absolutely amazing!

  22. violetz
    violetz ·

    I love 3/15!!

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