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The sound waves are alive with music.

Tutorials and Resources
- Light painting with portraiture: [link]
- Bounce lighting: [link]

Materials and Methods
Nikon D80 + 50mm F1.8 Nikkor + IR remote. SB-600 for bounce lighting. Manual Mode: 5 second shutter at F1.8. The green light is NOT PHOTOSHOPPED. The model posed and the IR remote triggered the flash. Assistant Curry Chern then moved a green finger flash light between the headphones as the model held relatively still for 5 seconds. The path of the green light was captured due to the long exposure (light painting). The model appears more or less perfectly still in part due to the initial flash (slow sync flash). Though the hands do seem to be a bit blurry due to the green light hitting the hands. Remnants of the green light can also be seen on the side of the model's neck/face. Refer to the tutorial above for a step-by-step protocol for more information.

Additional Comments
Flashlights are definitely harder to work with than LEDs just because they're so much brighter so a shorter exposure is needed and lighting in general ends up being a bit trickier to control. Results from the same technique/protocol with LEDs and a 10 second exposure:


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Image details
Image size
755x560px 342.62 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
50/10 second
Aperture
F/1.8
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jan 19, 2012, 10:28:09 PM
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addax12345's avatar
Love the idea and effect!
Devious-Archangel's avatar
Music is like a defibrilator. Even a healer. What songs they are, depends on how much it'll heal/revive you. I love this picture!
honeyroastedfrost's avatar
Oh, what a great idea!
TheWritingDragon's avatar
Love the idea! :la: awesome job!
pAnChoIam's avatar
hey thats very cool!... great idea!

Lucifine's avatar
Can i use this photo for little layout? (:
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AshaGem's avatar
I love ligh tpainting. I want to go on and do things like this, just need a good camera now
TheEnglishRedCoat's avatar
Creative idea I like it
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Featured this and some of your other works here [link] :iconlovelyheartsplz:
tipoe's avatar
and the second feature :) [link] .

Have a nice day :w00t:
Dark-Chain-Chomp's avatar
This picture is just ... wow :'o <3
bwtractors's avatar
Very nice pic. I especially like how it was all done by hand, as in not done in a computer. Excellent shot.
Meeowy's avatar
this is very epic!
paramore-luvah's avatar
It coulds have been done a bit cleaner, but your concept is brilliant.
Hats off to you. =D
chiiyo-rin's avatar
awesome concept!
oezil26's avatar
nice concept! :D
SilverMoonRising's avatar
As soon as I saw this, I knew you were the person that did The Source.
Now that is very cool! :D
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