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    Pictures by Flashlight

    I usually use a photo tent for great lighting. I decided to try something different and I got some interesting pics using a small flashlight as the only light source:









    This one used a bit of window light on the photo tent along with the flashlight


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    Re: Pictures by Flashlight

    These are incredible! Well done. Very inventive.

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    Re: Pictures by Flashlight

    Looks awesome! Where did you place the flashlight?
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    Re: Pictures by Flashlight

    Cool pictures - the flashlight gives them sort of an eerie effect. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Pictures by Flashlight

    I don't have a light tent so I've been experimenting with using a flashlight. Haven't had much success yet. I found the 2 LED flashlights I have give a really hard shadow. Haven't found the right positioning yet.
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    Re: Pictures by Flashlight

    wow..
    very interisting..
    congrats and thankz for shots.
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    Re: Pictures by Flashlight

    You can also experiment with long time exposures and then use a flashlight to 'paint' the scene.

    These images were taking with a 30s exposure - then a flash of strobe at the end to fill in ths shot.




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    Re: Pictures by Flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by WatchBuff0 View Post
    You can also experiment with long time exposures and then use a flashlight to 'paint' the scene.

    These images were taking with a 30s exposure - then a flash of strobe at the end to fill in ths shot.
    Great shots.

    2 Q's for you based on your suggestions.

    1) What kind of flashlight are you using? The light doesn't spread and stays pretty tight. Just a LED? Glowstick?

    2) How are you bouncing your strobe? I'm guessing you have it on low power?

    I noticed you're a neighbour. woot. go Ottawa :)
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    Re: Pictures by Flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by Stock R View Post
    Great shots.

    2 Q's for you based on your suggestions.

    1) What kind of flashlight are you using? The light doesn't spread and stays pretty tight. Just a LED? Glowstick?

    2) How are you bouncing your strobe? I'm guessing you have it on low power?

    I noticed you're a neighbour. woot. go Ottawa :)

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    These images were done with a little blue led flashlight with a coin cell. Very bright. I used it to charge the lume on the watch before I open the shutter on the camera.

    In this case, the strobe is a large softbox mounted above the table - but the same effect could be achieved with a portable flash bouncing off a white ceiling. If there no white ceiling, then a piece of foamcore could be used to bound the light. Foamcore (white and black) are very useful for reflecting or stopping light.

    There are also pieces of white paper on either side of the watch to highlight the band - otherwise the band will become too dark and blend into the background.

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    Re: Pictures by Flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by WatchBuff0 View Post
    You can also experiment with long time exposures and then use a flashlight to 'paint' the scene.

    These images were taking with a 30s exposure - then a flash of strobe at the end to fill in ths shot.




    That looks incredible~Cheers!

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