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How much does the camera used cost?

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

About USD$300

awesome work. thanks for sharing!

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Thanks a lot :)

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago
90 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

So the brown “planet” is the grass he is standing on. Draw a dot in the middle of the planet, then draw a line from the dot down to the bottom of the planet. Then split open the “planet” along that radius you drew. Keep pulling it apart until the grass reaches the left and right side of the picture. So The entire bottom half of the picture is grass, and the sparks are all landing on the grass. So the original pic would look sort of like this:

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Steel_Wool_Spinning_(20219933318).jpg

Except he is spinning it above his head, not in front of him

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Yeah, you pretty much got it, except the sparks from my spin were shooting out and over the top of the camera. The camera was kind of in the middle of a big circle of sparks. The sparks never touched the camera though.

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Please, leave no trace.

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Original Poster6 points · 4 months ago

I agree. Generally, I build these rock arches, take a photo and then collapse them as I don't want any kids to come along and have stones fall on their feet. This particular arch was built quite close to the shoreline and the tide was coming in so it was only a matter of time until nature collapsed it for me.

more of an animation than a time lapse

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Original Poster1 point · 6 months ago

True, it's both.

Very cool work, just could do for an audio portion a bit like the LightSpin project from 2013.

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Original Poster3 points · 6 months ago

Thanks. I'm not a huge fan of putting music (or any audio) to my visual work because it's usually silent when I create it. I do however appreciate the potential effect that music brings to video. Who knows, maybe my tastes will change one day. I'm constantly adapting :)

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It looks like we could work out how long you were spinning the light using the star trails. Cool pic.

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Original Poster1 point · 9 months ago

Yeah, my arm was pretty sore after :)

How is the distance so consistent?

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Original Poster6 points · 9 months ago

Stand sideways to the camera and keep the shoulder position as still as possible as that's the pivot point. I did this with an LED light stuck on the end of a stick.

Original Poster11 points · 11 months ago

This photo was taken in the hills near Byron Bay

Original Poster1 point · 11 months ago

My last post was removed because I forgot to put [OC] in the title.

Tentacled

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Original Poster1 point · 12 months ago

Ocean's Elevened

No, you were supposed to post a link!

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Original Poster3 points · 12 months ago

My inbox has people offering to buy the image from me so I'm not gonna give it away. Sorry

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Stunning. Would you mind posting pictures of the light rig? I know you said it was simple but I'm having trouble visualizing it.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

Thanks. At the moment I don't want to give away the details of the lighting rig because I want to experiment with it some more.

I know nothing about cameras and taking video/photos. How do you do something like this? And how do you make the shape? Do you just figure in your head what a mushroom looks like and hope for the best? Blows my mind!

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Original Poster2 points · 1 year ago

The night before I did this shot, I was spinning my lights in the front yard and making cocoon shapes, and then I went to bed and the mushroom idea came to me. It didn't take me long to figure out how to do it, I think I got it on the first try actually. I tried about 15 different shots of it, this is the best one I think.

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Where is this? It reminds me of Ghostbusters 2.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

Northern NSW, Australia

2 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

It probably would look only slightly bigger in person.

There's only two ways this picture could be taken:

  • The person taking this picture is extremely far away and is using a lens that has a large focal length. It'd have to be far greater than 350mm by the looks of it. The photographer would have to zoom in as far as possible to make the moon appear larger as it seems.

  • This picture is photoshopped.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

The former. I have a 300mm (480mm crop) lens and I was a couple of kms away from the lighthouse.

1 point · 1 year ago

Frick, I checked my comment and realized I put down 700 mm, not 300.

I was half asleep when I made that comment.

What was the shutter speed and aperture you were shooting at when you took the picture?

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

I think it was ISO-800, 1/400 and f/6.3. Here's a timelapse I did also. https://vimeo.com/232768825

We all know Kong will win.

Him saying "though, for this image I did a composite of three exposures." is his cheeky way of saying he just stuck spiderman over the original picture.

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Original Poster3 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Nope, not the other image at all. This is three exposures I captured last night: Stars = ISO 3200 @ 30secs, Steel wool = ISO 200 @ 30secs, Spidey = 1/10sec with camera flash.

I see now that the fire-trails in each image are unique, but his question was why isn't spiderman''s hand blurred, and I was trying to clue him in to the fact that the part of the image with you in the spiderman costume was layered on top of the part of the image with you spinning the image.

The image of spiderman is just you holding your hand up in the air, completely separate from the spinning of the steel wool, yes?

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

Yep, you got it :)

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is this only achievable with those expensive cameras? how can the super bright sparkles and the stars show in the same photo?

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Original Poster49 points · 1 year ago

This is a composite of two exposures. The stars I captured at ISO 3200 and then myself and the steel wool at ISO 200, both 30 sec exposures. The blending/stacking was done in Photoshop :)

I was just about to call bs on this shot... PS edit explains. I'm not sure how one would go about this shot with doubling up. I assumed you tried a few things though... cool nonetheless

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Original Poster6 points · 1 year ago

I did try a few quick spins (maybe 5secs or so) at ISO 3200 and then ran out of frame while the camera captured the stars and the exposure looked ok but alas, I had not mastered the mannequin pose and I was all blurry. The main reason I chose to blend in another shot was because it was probably the least blurry exposure of myself.

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1 point · 1 year ago

The composition is AWESOME but the rocks are only barely just out of focus. Next time take a look at "hyperfocal distance" to figure out how close exactly the rocks have to be to your camera so everything is perfectly in focus.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

Thanks. My lens has a minimum focal distance of 0.8 metres and I placed the camera about 40 centimetres from the rocks so I knew that the rocks would be a little out of focus, but I'm ok with that. I wanted the focus to be on me and the steel wool spin.

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