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Old Sep 12, 2007, 2:09 PM   #1
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30s shutter or so! flashlight behind girlfriend!
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Old Sep 12, 2007, 9:16 PM   #2
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Interesting halo effect. Quite creative.

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Old Sep 12, 2007, 9:38 PM   #3
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Nice job of light painting. The girlfriend is transformed into an angel!

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Old Sep 12, 2007, 10:26 PM   #4
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Wonderfully imaginative! Wonderful to have a patient, tolerant model!
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 12:26 AM   #5
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very imaginative,But how that was done, Can I get some details PLZ..???
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 11:20 AM   #6
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Mcliu, it is a very simple technique. Set the camera on a sturdy tripod. Have the subject assum the desired pose. Set the camera for a long exposure, 30 seconds or more. Stand behind the subject with a small flashlight (torch) pointed toward the camera and move it around the subject tracing the legs, torso, arms, and head of the subject. You can add embellishments such as halo or wings by tracing the appropriate spots with the light.

As you can see, it is very simple. It might take several tries to get the desired effect. You want to make sure the light from the flashlight does not shine on the subject or yourself during the exposure. You are trying to capture just the light, not the subject or the person manipulating the light.

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Old Sep 13, 2007, 11:51 AM   #7
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thanx calr, this is something new for me.
I am obliged

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Old Sep 13, 2007, 4:13 PM   #8
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Very cool effect - and well done.

This is one I'm really going to have to try.
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 5:43 PM   #9
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Dr, V, I have one (would you believe two or even three?) suggestion to make this effect better. Try to find a completely dark background. Because of the long exposure, any light in the background will be amplified as shown in your photo. Also, It looks like you used a standard flashlight with a fairly bright beam. Might I suggest you try it with one of the small pocket LED lights. I am not sure how well they would show but I think it would work. Another interesting possibility is to use a LED flashlight with three LEDS in it. I don't know if this would give three distinct traces or if the reflector would blend them all into one beam of light.

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Very cool.
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