Photo of the Day 10

September 14, 2012  •  1 Comment

 

For want of a different, hopefully, human model, I had to make do with the marionette again.
I had a blast with the light set up but this with the fire was 'way cool' Just to assure you that this shot was all captured with one click of the button, apart from a little touch up with Lightroom this is (SOOC) Straight out of Camera.
 
No one was harmed during the making of this and yes Claire the house is still standing.
To get the right light , this time I had to put a 1/2 cut of CTO gel over both flash heads, you have to remember that flash/speed lights come out of the factory set to daylight color, so if you are trying to take a shot using fire, or at least wanting it to look like fire is the main source of light, you need to change the color temp of the light, to achieve this you can use a gel called 'Color Temp Orange' put it over the lamps and hey presto!  A much more realistic lit image.  Put yesterday and todays image together and you may see the difference, it is subtle.
This time , because I am using fire rather than LED's I had to stop down the lens all the way to f22 39 sec exposure. the rest is the same as yesterday, getting the puppet to seem to be in the centre of the fire was a trick, I had to have a black out flag in just the right spot so as not to have the rear portion of the fire shine through the doll.  Enjoy, and please feel free to spread it around.

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Verna(non-registered)
My goodness, Andy -- you did it! Very, very cool.
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