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Old Sep 1, 2009, 4:11 PM   #1
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As they've just banned 100W light bulbs in the UK (for household use at least) there have been lots of nice pictures of glowing filaments in light bulbs on the news, so I thought I would have a try myself. This is one of my first attempts - not sure I like the background might try and get a bit of black card to put behind the bulb and try again this weekend. I would like to get a bit more of a glow on the actual globe if I could but not sure I know how to do this - I'm guessing the best way will be to merge a couple of images in photoshop but am welcome to suggestions if anyone has any.

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EXIF says ''flash used''.. best for this shot is let the light do it's thing.. you'll need a tripod.. let me look around and i'll post some LEDs i shot..
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a photo of a flouro just wont be the same as the good old filament globes
you got the glow to show, but deffinatly try again without the flash
and let us have a look at that on too

i am wondering if you shon a torch (flashlight) onto the glass what would happen
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Definitely try without the flash using a tripod. Also, if you have one, use a circular polarizer to get rid of some reflections.

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thanks for the advice - the first pictures I took were without the flash and all I got was the glowing filament and couldn't see any of the actual glass (although they looked quite nice pictures), which is why I used the flash which helped. Not sure i am going to be able to use the tripod - I searched the web and they said the best way to photograph the light bulb is to use one on a dimmer switch, unfortunately the only light I have on a dimmer switch is hanging from the ceiling so I had to stand on the chair to take this picture and my tripod won't go this high. I will have a bit more of a play and see what I come up with and post the results on here

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A great attempt, and will look forward to your more refined next results. Do try a flashlight (torch) from different angles too!
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