Jay P. Morgan and the Slanted Lens team whipped up this fun little tutorial on how to use a BB gun to (literally) shoot the bulbs, and shoot them with your camera as they explode. Morgan uses Miops brand triggers to help capture the bulb explode at just the right time, which he’ll talk more about in the video. He also does a walk through of his lighting setup, exposure setup, and how he made his in studio “shooting range” with safety in mind.
“We’ve got a BB gun on two c stands. This way it won’t move, it’ll be nice and stable. We’ve got a box full of hard Styrofoam so that the BB won’t go through it. We’ve got a piece of duvateen for a backdrop. We’ve taken a piece of foam core spray painted glossy black and drilled a hole through that. We dropped the cord of the light bulb through there and screwed it into place.”
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