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This shot was achieved by using a circular lamp (brought from pound land) that scrolls through a colour spectrum.
All I did was wave up and down the lamp across the camera that was set on “bulb” mode.
I didn’t set out to achieve this look, I merely stumbled across it. As soon as I saw it, it reminded me of the PSP/PS3 background.
So, if you want to achieve this look like mine (without Photoshop) simply head down to your local pound shop and look out for a misty sphere object that changes colour over time. Set your camera to long exposure 5 seconds or more, then wave up and down, back and forth the object in front of your camera.
Ok, today’s photo is an odd one! It sent shivers down my spine when I saw it flash up on the preview screen!
I was attempting to trace an object using a new torch (one which I thought may be too bright) I gave up quickly knowing that the light was going to be strong, you can see the red trail that I left as I covered the light with my thumb and moved towards the camera. You can just about make me out (to the right of the photo) but, what freaked me out was the “person” to the left. Now I know it’s probably just a reflection but it still freaked me out and to add a little twist, I walked straight to the camera (the red trail) I didn’t go to my right at all, I certainly didn’t stand still on the right.
Eating Pacmans food!
This one took a fair few attempts and still isn’t perfect, I really need an assistant!
The first problem I had was drawing Pacman, so, to make it easier I actually placed some brown tape on the wall so that I could trace it easily with my light. On a side note I found out that re-tracing the same lines gives a a slightly 3d effect!
The second problem is the middle “blob/food” you can see my hand. I think if I could have suspended it by fishing wire somehow I would have got a better effect.
Thirdly the round lamp didn’t give of enough light (this is where I could of done with some assistance) Unfortunately you can’t really see me giving Pacman the finger!
Oh well, I’m still happy with and it was fun to do!
Im currently running out of momentum and finding that more of my time is being taken up by this project, so I decided to go back a step and keep this photo quick and simple.
Using three glow sticks and a long exposure I got this shot by quickly running the sticks across the lens of the camera. I know it’s not particularly clever or anything but I find it calming and absorbing.
On another note, I’ve decided I can’t be arsed to back track the photographs from my two week holiday so I’ll just continue from where I left off, boo hoo!
Playing with glow sticks and a round light I tried to re-create something that looked familiar to the Alien from “Mars Attacks”. I loved the film, it totally cracked me up when I first saw it and I wanted to pay it some homage.
When you compare my Alien to the original Alien from Mars attack (see below my photo) it doesn’t look a thing like it, but I’m hoping I’ve captured the spirit.
P.S there is a mistake in this shot, bonus points for the first person to highlight it!
Magic glowing paint!
A tin of my magic glowing paint! I’m hoping to paint a nice big space invader in this stuff soon!
Using an empty paint tin I placed a cycling colour lamp inside with the lid ajar. I really wanted to capture a slight off colour as the lamp circled but unfortunately it didn’t work. Then, using a already snapped glow stick I poured the glow onto the rim of the tin and allowed it to drip down causing a natural “leak”. I dabbed the paint brush into the glow to give it some shine.
Then using bulb mode I left the shutter open for about 3 seconds then quickly shone a torch to create the focus point.
I had a quick trip to poundland today on the search for more tools for my long exposure experiments.
I found some glow sticks, the type that you take clubbing or fireworks display.
So I set up the cellar and started playing. To be honest I was getting bored of the stick and decided to cut it open! The liquid shot out, so I grabbed some paper to pour it out onto. It looked awesome! Glowing so brightly it lit up the room. What I really liked was the way the paper glowed!
So I got my shot!
I captured this little fairy floating around the cellar, I quickly grabbed a CD case and slammed it down on her!
In the real life this was a three part photograph.
Step one, was to draw out the “fairy” using a LED lamp. I traced out in the air what I thought may look like a fairy.
Then, I placed the CD case in roughly the same area I had drawn the fairy. Using the same light I has used to draw the fairy I then used it again to light up the CD case.
Lastly I used a more powerful light source to light up the background, without the background things just didn’t look right.
I’m actually really impressed with the final outcome! looks pretty cool and no Photoshop! All this learning is coming together nicely for my new picture!
I started to play with silhouette’s, keeping it simple I created this evil robot! Bursting through an electronic storm his evil red eyes illuminate his path and produce a sinister glare!
See below for the “spoiler”
So I haven’t created a real evil robot, rather just imagined it after seeing my jacket laid out on a chair.
Creating this image was actually very simple, below you can see the “robot”! All I did was use my coat and a sleeping bag to create the outline of a robot.
I then used a torch to highlight the background and bike lights to produce his evil eyes! Amazing what a difference a bit of light can make!