Playing around with long expsoures, a cell phone, and a car (also some composite lighting shots)

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by dsiglin, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    A few days ago I watched this video


    and was inspired to mess around with long exposures and composite lighting. I don't have a Lamborghini. Far from it. But I like the aggressive styling of my Mazda 3 Hatchback and thought it would make a good subject. Last night I spent an hour on a near pitch black road outside the city with my strobe and a flashlight app for my phone. For the photos with the light trails I triggered a 20 second exposure and walked around the car twice shining the flashlight on it.



    For the traditional shot I took three photos and blended them to give the appearance of having multiple lights. I took quite a few shots from various lighting angles and it was nice to pick through them for the best ones.

    One bad thing - dirt really shows up under bright lights. I knew it was going to but I didn't have time to wash the car. Next time I want to try this with water droplets on a just cleaned car.

    car composite.jpg
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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Way to stretch the envelope. :)
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  3. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    I have to admit the idea is not original with me but it was a lot of fun making it, going to experiment more with long exposures.
  4. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    I really like the first two,
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Very cool
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    +1 ;)