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Kim Russo

Fire on sports items

Can anyone tell me how/what you use to set fire to an object for a senior picture? Someone had told me rubber cement, but I have no experience with this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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4/11/2008 1:32:17 PM

Alan N. Marcus   When I was young my teachers were the old.

I gave up fire for form till I was cold.

- Robert Frost

Don't use fire as a prop.
Donít use fire as a prop. Use red or orange colored ribbon and/or plastic maybe a plastic bag and fan to blow and simulate fire. Go seek help from the drama teacher as to how to simulate fire. Real fire in a real studio is a no no always.

Alan Marcus

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4/11/2008 2:04:40 PM

Brenda  D. 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2005
  Kim when I use a fire for any photo, its always out side or taking photos of the fireplace then a seperate photo of the subject and stack them and use a transparency tool to add the fire to the object. or subject.look at the photos on my MYSPACE site Spring Photography. hope it helps

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4/12/2008 9:25:08 PM

John P. Sandstedt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/8/2001
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  Use a match . . .

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4/14/2008 12:16:13 PM


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  My best advice is not to use it. It's too dangerous. If you must use it, check with your local fire department to find out the regulations. Even the smallest fires can get away from you fast. You may need to pay a fee to have them on standby. The only time I shoot fire aside from the one time I shot a small campfire, I was shooting a local fire department.

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4/14/2008 6:51:00 PM

Oliver Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2004
  Is this question some sort of Senior Prank???? And are you talking about Seniors in High School or Old People? Please elaborate.

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4/14/2008 8:34:36 PM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  You know, flaming baseballs.
You are sooooo 90's

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4/14/2008 8:37:05 PM


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  I still remember when the Insane Coho Lips Disco Destruction Army blew up the outfield at Comisky Park.

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4/16/2008 2:41:44 PM

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