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Things that go BUMP in the night

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

As part of the on going shutterbug this months topic was “Things that go BUMP in the night”. My attempt for this month, loosely based on the famous scene in the Psycho movie.


100mm Macro, f2.8, 1/400 sec, ISO 100
Flash low left parallel with shower head, eTTL power.
Bit of a tweak on curves and grayscale conversion in Photoshop.


See below for more details on this one.


10mm, 1/15 sec, f6, ISO 100
One flash against back wall, red gel. One flash above camera no gel. eTTL balance 2:1on red flash.
Triggered with timer.
Simple PP, gray scale conversion with mask to allow red through.


100mm Macro, f5.6, 1/640sec, ISO-100
Simple PP, gray scale conversion with mask to allow red through.

Okay more detail as promised :-

First EXIF data :-
10mm, 1/3 sec, f5, ISO 100
One flash out of door camera left, snoot, 105mm zoom, red gel.
One flash above camera no gel, 24mm zoom.
Controlled in eTTL with STE-2 controller and balance 2:1 on red flash.
Triggered with cable release.
Simple PP, gray scale conversion with mask to allow red through.

This is the lay out, flash power was then balanced to control the ratio.

This is shot looking through the door, camera and flash in the shower cubicle.

This is the red flash, there is a foot long 3 inch neoprene tube on the flash head which turns it into a spot light, hence the small red not a mass scattering

Things I’d change :-
  Use a model, much simpler and makes chimping the LCD easier.
  Use a flat, ironed sheet not shower curtain. Give much better shadows.
  Have a purpose built set with more room (if only!). Really struggled with lack of space, particularly with the one in the shower. The further the flash to object distance the better the shadows.

If anybody whats to know anything, leave a comment or drop me an email.

Cheers,
Richard B.

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