Burning Bulb Photography

I’ve been experimenting with light bulbs and photography. Drilling a hole into the glass of a light bulb allows the inert gas to escape thus the filament burns away when turned on. This effect lasts for only a moment (typically less than a second), so prior planning is important if you hope to capture anything at all.

There are some good sites for setting yourself up for this like this one but there are others if you’d like to search away.

(please remember these are incandecent lamps not these new energy saving type or florescent tubes)