I would love to see some discussion of how to take good pictures of glowing LEDs and displays, in particular those that are strobed for multiplexing and/or PWM control. In my experience with Puzzlemation
, the LED displays were a major challenge to photograph and video. What looks bright, colorful and rock solid in "real life" turns into a flickering washed out mess as soon as you point a camera at it.
I found you can clean things up a bit for photos by using longer shutter times, but I found I still needed to re-saturate the colors in Photoshop to get something that looks nice. Video is an even bigger challenge, because you don't have much control over the shutter speed. It's also very difficult to set up the lighting - either the LEDs are washed out, or they over-saturate and lose all their color. I'd be tempted to rent professional video equipment if I knew it would solve those problems.