Category: Flash

Tutorial: Rogue FlashBender at FurCon

Tutorial: Rogue FlashBender at FurCon

We’ve been to a few conferences / events recently where we’ve needed flash. But of course, you can’t wander around with your strobe on a mono-pod at these places, so off-camera flash is almost impossible.  Enter the Rogue FlashBender. A large-ish flexible bounce card that allows you aim light where […]

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Whip Spin

Fire Whipping

Some of you may recall that I announced a while back on Facebook that I’d made a fire whip. Why you wonder have I not used it? Well, it’s freakin’ dangerous that’s why. We’ll post a tutorial soon on how we made these pictures, but for now just feel the […]

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Lady Of Light

Lady Of Light

One of the nice things about light painting is that as long as you’re not a purest (a straight from the camera kinda guy) you get all sorts of options in post processing that are often surprising. I’ve been working on some new light painting tools. I thought they were […]

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Filthy Scar

Tutorial: Flares and Fake Scars

For the final part of this tutorial series, we turn to the sexy but scarred leg of my filthy assistant (look it up) being lit by a road flare. You’ve obviously seen the video, the tutorial on fire breathing and the one on hairspray burning. This is the end of […]

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Flaming Horse

Tutorial: Burning Aerosols Over a Naked Flame

Now you’ve seen the video of me playing with fire, and you read the article about how to make giant fireballs with cornflour, the obvious next question is, how do you burn aerosols such as hairspray? That’s what we’re going to answer to day. And be warned, this one gets […]

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Faceless Fireball

Tutorial: Making a Huge FireBall

By now you’ve watched the video of me burning stuff but you really want more info right? So here it is, the lighting and photoshop how-to of making a huge fireball from cornflour. This is the photo we’re going to create. Firstly, obviously you need a willing model. The more […]

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Lady Joker

Lady Joker

The after-mess of the Dancing with Flour session was truly staggering. There was flour over every surface in the garage and poor Deanna was caked in it. So I took a few snaps and used Photoshop to enhance them in places.   And by “in places” you’ll see that I […]

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Flour Dancer 03

Dancing with Flour

Thomas David recently made a storm of news by throwing flour around and capturing it as it danced. Seemed like a fine way of spending a Saturday night, so we did the same. Convincing Deanna to cover herself in flour and jump around was easier than you’d think. However, it’s […]

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d300 iPhone Snap

Tutorial: I finally ‘get’ flash!

Break out the freakin Champagne!! It’s only taken a year. On Wednesday I attended yet another off camera flash course. Just like all the others the presenter (who did a great job) talked about the inverse square law, about f-stops and just photo stuff. This time he said something that […]

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Neighing in the rain

Tutorial: Neighing in the rain (white balance)

It’s all about the crop or It’s all about the temperature I posted the below picture last week. I was very unhappy with it at the time but I couldn’t work out how to make it better. Thanks to May‘s version of the image, I now know what I was […]

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Fully Armed

Fully Armed – Showing the tools

This is the second shot made with the same tool as Taking Aim. There’s some differences, firstly I rewired (plug n play) the inner light so that it was blue. Then I added an child’s umbrella to cover my face and add an extra dimension. This is the straight-out-of-camera shot. […]

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Suicide

Suicide is Painless

I found myself in a hotel room, sightly drunk of course, with nothing to do. Handily, I’d lugged a flash and some EL wire along for the ride, and to bastardize the Hitchhiker‘s quote “you’re never alone with EL wire”. My weird mind led me to the conclusion that I […]

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