Slave to the Light
For this image, I used a portable photocell sensitive wide angle flash unit I had just received in the mail. Popped a couple batteries into it and set my tripod up in my living room. I then moved across the room, and set the camera to manual focus. I dropped a penny on the floor to mark my position, then focused the camera on the tripod head, mounted the camera on tripod, then use a 10 second timer to return to where I dropped the penny. I just had enough time to turn the portable flash unit on and strike this random post when the cameras shutter released, and the camera mounted flash activated the one in my hand, creating the dramatic shadows pictured here.
Transferring the resulting image to Photoshop, I carefully created a layer mask, and replaced the background with a series of created clouds with a variety of layer density and opacity effects. Then I added a shimmering glow ring around the already brilliant remote flash unit.
Uploaded on 12/8/2012 10:54:57 AM
Made with Nikon D3 Digital SLR Camera
© Brian D. Watters
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