Bang tidy shenanigans last night with Salski posing with smoke, sparks and light sabres in a derelict factory. It was great to shoot in a relatively clean and mostly dry place while the weather outside was biblical!
This is Sal posing with a burning smoke pellet with a backlight and softboxed flashgun to camera high and right. Timing is everything with these shots and I seem to have loads of images where the smoke shrouded Sal's face. Shot handheld at 1/200th:
I haven't used this lightpainting tool in absolutely ages. Sal here is waving a fluorescent tube fitted to a flashlight on a strobe mode. I shot this hand held using a 2 second exposure with 2nd curtain rear sync to capture both the light sabre motion and to freeze Sal with the flash going off at the end of the exposure. I shot many of these and this was the most OCD pleasing of the bunch:
I see a lot of steel wool spinning shots on the interweb with way too many sparks; I prefer less as in less is more. This one has a small amount of steel wool with a pop of flash at the end of the exposure to illuminate and freeze Sal:
And finally sometimes, more is more!
All of the above images were shot in one photographic exposure and are not Photoshop creations.
I usually specialise in shooting lightpainting images but occasionally dabble in urbex and artistic model photography. I'm always on the lookout for someone to collaborate with; please don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to create art.