Challenge: Light (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
Date: Jan 30, 2005
Aperture: f 7.1
Shutter: 10 Secs
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2005
|Just a shot I wanted to try (Wish my Camera Was a bit better ;-). Anyways, two crazy glued light bulbs. Tiny light and a bigger colored light and some time.
PS: Curves, Auto Color, Levels, Cloned Hotspots and distraction, Burn, USM
HOW WAS IT DONE?
Some of you have shown an interest of how this was done, so I put this together quickly to share the knowledge.
See Setup Photo below.
What I used 'The Props'
Defining Light, Trail Light, Orange Glow Light, The Magic Glove, The Bulbs and oh yeah a camera!
So in this case the camera settings were as follows:
Focal Length: 10 mm
Aperture: F 7.1
Exposure Time: 10 sec.
ISO Speed: 50
Light Source: Tungsten
OK now the fun begins.
Since I don't have a dSLR I couldn't really set my camera to manual focus which would have saved me some time especially since this was shot in a pitch dark room.
OK, you got everything setup as per the Setup Photo minus the props ;-)
- I glued the light bulbs to the black construction paper
- Pitch Dark Room and I used the Defining Light to get the focus on the light bulb(s) in this dark setup.
- Like usual with macro shot I used a 10 sec timer to give me time to drop the Defining Light and get the Orange Glow Light ready.
- At this point make sure you have the nice The Magic Glove ready (OK, yes it's my wife's and she probably wonít be able to wear it again since it's all stretched out but thatís all I could fine that was made of none-reflective material hope she's not reading this ha ha), anyways use the glove to hide your hand from the camera sensor.
- Orange Glow Light was used to give the light bulbs some definition and shape; I had it shining from above and a slight angle to not have too much of a reflection on top. I shined it for about 2 seconds each.
- Trail Light was used to make the trail from one light bulb to the other at this point that The Magic Glove is a necessity. Try a few outtakes to make sure you have the trail the way you like it, took me a few shots just to keep the trail within the bulb itself!
That's all folks, hope this helped a bit.
---- My outtake from this ----
One of my outtakes, I was going to submit this one but in my Three Challenge I had too many distracting items and I think that hurt my entry. I played it safe with this one and didn't enter it. For my actually submission for the first time I used '*' as the title, I was actually going to call it 'So, One Light bulb said to the other...'
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