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A selection of techniques all at once

p4pictures
Whiz
Whiz

I took these pictures at a recent studio photography experimental session. I do these as often as I can to give me a chance to explore less common techniques for photography. 

Here I've combined:

  • Long exposure
  • Flash exposure
  • Constant light
  • Camera movement

1s, f/4, ISO 100 - 28mm focal length1s, f/4, ISO 100 - 28mm focal length1s, f/4, ISO 100 - 70mm focal length1s, f/4, ISO 100 - 70mm focal length

 Both captured on the EOS R6 Mark II fitted with RF 28-70mm F2L USM lens. There is a strobe in small soft box with a grid above and in front of the model, a pink/red gel covers a constant light behind the model. The camera is moved during the long exposure. Results are different every frame, and the biggest challenge is actually moving the camera as photographers are trained to hold the camera still for most kinds of photography.


Brian
EOS specialist trainer, photographer and author
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deebatman316
Elite
Elite

Nice pictures Brian, I would've thought you just used flash with a long shutter speed to get those pictures. Then used photoshop after to the the reddish/ pink effect in the picture. But nice work on that shoot I would've never thought of what you used. Very cool thinking outside of the box. I don't do portraits but most of my stuff is still thus not having to worry about using long shutter speeds. Unless I'm assisting my friend and her mom with wedding photography. Most of my work is in low light situations requiring flash photography unless otherwise prohibited by the owner/ venue. Then I will have to go without flash and use other techniques to get good sharp pictures in low light.


-Demetrius

Current Gear: EOS 5D Mark IV, EF F/2.8 Trinity, EF 50mm F/1.8 STM, EF 85mm F/1.8 USM, 470EX-AI & 600EX II-RT

Retired Gear: EOS 40D

Thank you Demetrius.

The blur from intentional camera movement and long exposure with coloured constant light adds a smokiness and colour to the shots that would be rather less intriguing in my view if it is simply done in Photoshop. 


Brian
EOS specialist trainer, photographer and author

Photoshop can be time consuming. Sometimes you realize you've been in front of the computer for hours when you get up from the computer to do something. Then you look at clock and say wow I can't believe that I've been in front of the computer for x amount of hours. 


-Demetrius

Current Gear: EOS 5D Mark IV, EF F/2.8 Trinity, EF 50mm F/1.8 STM, EF 85mm F/1.8 USM, 470EX-AI & 600EX II-RT

Retired Gear: EOS 40D

Tronhard
Elite
Elite

While in a modern context, this is an echo of old-school imagery that would have not been out of place in the mid last century.   I salute you for expanding your horizons, sir!


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
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