Just in case you did not notice, DIYP has a slight obsession with shaped bokeh. While we covered almost any “regular” aspect of this technique, I am pleased to learn that there are always new applications for some good old shaped bokeh.
How would you go about freezing a bullet in mid air?
All the strobes, flashes, monoblocks and heads the use on regular basis are built around a pushing energy into a xenon tube. It is fast. 1/40,000th of a second fast. But from a bullet point of view this is actually kind of slow. Think Matrix-bullet-time kinda thing. Only the bullet is their fast one.[Read More…]
Lying in bed one night reading a Photography eMag on my iPad I was drawn to a photography competition for a Picture in Picture. Instantly and idea shot into my head to use the iPad for a Picture in Picture photo where it appears as if the iPad screen is transparent. I decided that a shot of an apple on the kitchen table would keep the scene easy but also add a bit of reason.
The photo turned out well and after sharing it on Facebook one of my friends presented me with another challenge, to also include an iPhone in the photo giving it a third level. The iPad iPhone Picture in Picture was born.
I decided to make a self-portrait using the iPhone to display my eyes and the iPad to display the majority of my face (or as much of my big head as would fit).[Read More…]
Tomer Jacobson is a rising star in Israel’s photographic scene. He is the sole Hebrew translator of the Strobist Lighting 101 booklet and if you can read Hebrew you should definitely check out his blog.
In the following post he shares his experience with walking about with a camera in the shady parts of Tel-Aviv.[Read More…]
With a great year coming to conclusion, allow me to share the top ten stories from this blog.
The first list is your pics, simply calculated from number of views. The second list is my favs.
All posts on both lists were posted on 2010, popular content from previous years like the bokeh post or hacks round ups were not included.[Read More…]
This is kinda my concluding post for 2010. It is not a DIY tutorial in the usual sense, so if you’re here for the lighting/carpentry lessons feel free to wait to the next post which will pick the best 5 tuts and projects from this last year. This post is going to be about my biggest lesson from 2010 – a lesson about plans. (And a bit of foresight into 2011).[Read More…]
Looks like the four square is gaining popularity with off camera flash photographers. If you can shell the bucks for four strobes (only 268 for four YN460II) , why not get them all together for increased power / shorter recycle time.
We did have a dual flash bracket and a triple flash bracket, but this version of a four flash bracket (AKA four square) from an Electrical box and a few washers by Destin Danser is just too good to be ignored.[Read More…]
A while back we featured a BTS that shows how a group of artists used iPads to extrude lightpainting letters from iPads. And I know what you all been thinking. Those artsy folks with their artsy iPads. If only I had that software my light painting extrusions would be far, far cooler.
Well, there you have it. Holographium is an iPhone/iPad app that converts text into iPhone patterns which can be dragged in front of the camera to extrude 3D light painted text.
The app costs 1.99 on the app store here.
And Merry Christmas.[Read More…]
About three weeks ago we featured a comprehensive tutorial for doing high speed bullet photography.
In that post, Maurice Ribble explained how to use a $195 camera Axe to literally freeze a bullet in mid air (or in mid egg, or in mid cantaloupe…).
Photographer DestinWS came up with a youtube video that explains how to achieve a similar effect (thought less accurate) with a Hiviz kit for $20. While the Hiviz kit does not provide some of the more advanced features of the Camera Axe, it is a great and cheap way to enter the world of High Speed Photography. Video tut after the jump[Read More…]