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September 27, 2012
Hypnosis by ~slowriot
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Hypnosis

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This is a shot i've been meaning to try for a long time, mainly to challenge myself. Capturing a swinging watch, with proper good lighting, sharp focus, and just to top it all off - a nice difficult background that requires shallow depth of field and control of reflections :) This took a lot of work to get near to how i wanted it, and i'm still not entirely happy with it.

Lighting:
Table halogen lamp on the right, Flash in optical slave mode on the left, on-board flash dialled down 2 stops to add fill-in for the watch face and to trigger the optical slave. Rice-paper diffuser over the on-board flash (had to be careful to keep it out of the reflection). Second curtain sync.

Setup:
Mirror behind, tilted slightly up. Camera on tripod, remote release, mirror lockup. Shot with the glorious 100-400L IS USM at the wide end with a 6mm extension tube to let it focus close enough. Prefocused, left a mark on the table so i'd know where to swing the watch... a lot of trial and error. Nowhere near perfect, but pretty close to what i was aiming for.

Prints are available to buy at http://riot.dpcprints.com.
Image details
Image size
640x640px 292.52 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/13 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Feb 6, 2006, 11:49:51 PM
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