Really awesome shots in this thread. Can you guys give me some pointers on how to shoot these, or with what camera settings?
The past few nights I've been having fun attempting some lume shots with my two watches (Timex T2M761 and some unknown wenger swiss military).
Wenger Swiss Military and Timex Lumed by flakspammer, on Flickr
Lumed Timex T2M761 on crown by flakspammer, on Flickr
Wenger Swiss Military Lumed by flakspammer, on Flickr
fun with lume by flakspammer, on Flickr
Swiss Military Watch Lumed by flakspammer, on Flickr
Timex T2M761 by flakspammer, on Flickr
As for tips on how to do lume photography. Grab a tripod, and affix the camera to it. Switch the camera completely into manual, manually focus on the watch with the lights on. Turn the lights off. Have a dim light in the background (if you want to see the background) if you don't have it pretty close to black in the room. Set the TV, time value, or exposure time to about 5s, more if you it to be brighter. Set the AV, aperture value, to f/5.6 or so (this is really dependent on the lens). Expose the watch or watches to some bright light for maybe a minute or two to charge the lume. Then press the shutter button. Honestly the rest is about having fun and messing around. I was doing mine with a Canon 100mm macro and f/11 either 5s or so, or about 30s. Just fool around a bit and have fun!
Last edited by flak-spammer; December 12th, 2010 at 12:27.
These are pretty cool shots!
This is my good citizen. It gave me the right time every day of the last 13 years. But now I have to raplace it. The rechargeable battery seems to be almost dead and the second hand doesn't stop anymore when I pull out the crown. I think something is broken in the watch. The second hand also has a big play and doesn't make equal sized steps as you see in the nightshot.
PRS 29A Smiths
And a group shot
Here's a quick one. My everyday Esquire Centurion.
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