The idea is to use the rotating end of the bubble blower (i.e. removing the bubbly part) to make a rotating filter fan. Hugo used a pack of old Lee filters, but any colored gel will do. The color plate is then rotated in front of the lens in a long exposure so the light coming from any light painting object will “shift” colors. Here is how Hugo describes it: I bought a $5 bubble blower, took its fan off and attached a round panel of LEE sample filters cut into squares brought together with transparent tape. I then made the filters rotate in front of the lens while I was light painting the scene.[Read More…]
Jeremy Jackson, a photographer from Virginia, USA who goes by the handle of tackyshack on Flickr is one of the first light painting masters I got to meet here on DIYP. And what a ride it has been. Jeremy’s recent feature on Sploid encouraged me to check his Flickr stream again, and I was lost there for way too long.
Light painting, for the ones who are not familiar with the term is the art of doing long exposures while waiving different sources of light at various object (including the camera). The hard core artists (like tackyshack) never ever use Photoshop, and this is the case with the photos displayed here.
We are going to have a full light painting resource list at the bottom, but till then, sit back and enjoy this miraculous SOOC (strait out of camera) explosion.[Read More…]
The netbook (A Packard Bell PVA80) was surplus after my wife bought a “proper” laptop, the battery was bad and Windows 7 starter edition crawled on this machine, I bought a cheap battery (had double the capacity of the old one) and was then on my way. First thing was to format the hard drive and install Xubuntu (a “lightweight” Ubuntu distro) this installed with no problems, all hardware was discovered. [Read More…]
Tis’ the season for best-of lists and resolutions for next year. With that in mind, I thought I’d share the Top 3 DIY Photography Projects that I have planned for 2014.
Over the years we shared countless posts and tutorials about using gels with strobes. But have you ever wondered how those gels are made?
I am movie dated to 2009 Lee Filters shares how their gels are made. Once again, I was surprised how dirty and old school the process was. Unlike printing things on a digital printer, everything is done in the old analog way. For example, the thickness of the Lacquer (gel dye) is measured by timing how long it drains through a hole in a metal cup. [Read More…]
While I was doing my 365 Project, I wanted to challenge myself with using 4 or more lights and using different colors for a shoot. I came up with a perfect lighting setup to for this experiment. I did want to do the colored background in camera, and not just changing the colors in photoshop, so I opted for using gels.
It seems like taking photography gear on airplanes is a tricky business. Not only you take a chance of your things getting lost, but also, you can be suspected of carrying a deadly weapon.
Canon Rumors reader Surapon shares a story on how he was coming back from Greece with his full kit, which among other things contained a Giottos Rocket Air Blower. It is a cushion-like pump that blows air on lenses to push dust away.
And yes – it has fins. [Read More…]
A few weeks back we shared an inconvenient clip showing how Photoshop is used to turn a beautiful looking model into a plastic barbie that is the current demand by advertisers. The movie has gone viral, receiving ricochets from all over the net.
Well, each coin has a flip side – ad agency Victors & Spoils took that video and flipped it over. V&S took the barbie looking model from the end of the video and used the very same tools to turn her into an charming, chubby Santa Claus.[Read More…]
If you’ve ever given any thought to the optics behind (inside?) your camera you know that reflections should be identical to what they reflect.
This is obviously not the case with this photo by the Light Club. In what seems to defy the laws of optics, this single exposure displays an angelic figure sitting on a chair and a devilish reflection from a puddle on the floor. Here is the thing, this photo is SOOC (Strait Out Of Camera). If you think you know the answer hit the jump for the BTS video. (Here is a hint for you: Single exposure, F?, iso 100, 227 sec)[Read More…]
Into The Atmosphere is an epic and wonderful piece that explores familiar and unknown locations in CA. About 75,000 photos were taken in the process of making the movie, about 12,500 made the cut into the 3.5 minutes clip.
Michael shares that: [Read More…]