The Trickstick works great as a light painting tool. The only limits are your imagination. We've taken all of the images at the bottom of the page with the shutter speed set between 1-8 seconds. It's really simple to use and a great way to see the Trickstick in action!
Any one can try this kind light painting, all you need is the Trickstick, a camera with an adjustable shutter speed and some cool ideas. Lots of digital cameras let you control the shutter speed. Many smartphone also let you control the shutter speed if you download specialty apps.
The Trickstick apps settings page lets you control lots of aspects of the Trickstick to help make this easier.
This lets you control the following features.
- The brightness slider lets you control how bright images on the Trickstick are displayed. Turning this down or up can help to match exposure length or ambient brightness
- Trigger mode tells the Trickstick how to display the image. In the near future we'd like to add lots more modes here, but for now the apps supports accelerometer trigger (useful for a single image) and continuous trigger (useful for banners or repeating images). All of the below images were taken with either of these modes.
- Stretch decreases or increases the rate the image is displayed. This should be set up to match the the shutter speed, and slowing it down will have the effect of 'stretching' the image when you look at the result.
- The flash light mode let you display a single color as a constant output. You can also cycle through the different flash light modes by holding the top button on your Trickstick.
Save will let you save the current settings to the Trickstick, so when turning it off and back on it will remember your settings. The bluetooth will need to be on to use these settings. More information on that in the user guide page.
If you'd like to share any cool shots you've taken we'd love to hear from you! You can reach us on the contact us page.