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Day 16 March 2011: Photography by torch light


16 Mar 2011 12:01AM
As we are using torches for still life work today we want to see shots you've used torches in.

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monstersnowman 12 1.7k 1 England
16 Mar 2011 12:14AM
Use led lights quite a bit for portraits and still-life
Grampy 8 507 71 England
16 Mar 2011 11:32AM

This was when I was playing with torches , as you see the light direction isn't at all coherent , it was shot in a dark room ,shutter open with one torch in my hand just painting the light onto the subject , takes a bit of practice but not as difficult as you might think. One of the great advantages is you have the quality of a direct light with bright colors without the hard shadows as the light is moving. I would talk into a sound recorder as I exposed sayingeg. 2 seconds from the right low done on white cahalks etc. This would give me a real time guide to make changes as I went.
16 Mar 2011 7:08PM

I used a Led Torch for this one.
MisterD21 8 6
17 Mar 2011 1:36AM

Used a UV torch for this. I think makes the banana look lonely and desolate.
monstersnowman 12 1.7k 1 England
17 Mar 2011 2:02AM

Using 24 led hand held lights
HappyBaer 7 21 3
17 Mar 2011 6:46AM
Sorry I was a bit late with these posts - Too much to do at work Sad


This was my first ever attempt to light by torch, so not quite as pretty as the ones other people have submitted.


The original intention was just to use the glow sticks to light the image; but they were feeble, so I had to combine torch and glow sticks to get the effect. It is not very sharp as the subject was moving and the exposure had to be long; but still a fun image.

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