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Painting with light

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You can make photography as expense like you want, but there is also a another way !

 

Pictures are made from light and with this in mind it is possible to paint your subject with light.

 

You need :

  • digital camera that can be put on manual
  • Lens can be between the 28 and 200 mm
  • couple of light lanterns, I use mag lights but can also be led
  • Tripot for steady camera

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First create a background, in this case I use a black cotton.

Then put your subject in front of your camera and focus the subject, get the camera from the auto focus.

The follow setting can be used :

  • aperture on around the 8-11
  • shutter speed on around the 10 seconds
  • ISO on 200 or better
  • whitebalance on auto

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The intention is to make a first picture that should be black. so no light coming in on 10 seconds shutter speed.

Now use one of you light lantern and paint the subject with your light.

 

The longer you keep your light on the subject the brighter it will be, just paint over the subject from top to down and after this have a look at your picture and see what has happened.

If there are spots with not enough light you can paint longer the next try, if there are spots that are to bright just do the next paint shorter with the light lantern.

If the overall picture is to dark you can up the shutter speed to 12-15 seconds or get the aparture lower like 5,6, if the photo is to bright you can lower the shutter speed to 5-8 seconds or up the aperture to say 11 or higher.

 

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Playing with the settings is not as difficult as it seems.

It is normal to make 10 pictures or more to get the result you want, just look at every new picture and see were the adjustments are needed and shine longer or shorter on the subject.

 

The follow picture is not adjusted in any way. only coverted from RAW to JPEG

 

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This way of making pictures is low cost but can give art like pictures above avarage quality.

I hope this tutorial helps to make pictures in a complete other way, if you have only tried it once you will use this for sure. It makes making pictures more fun and gives inside how a photo can be made with other thinking.

 

greetz sannie

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Thanks for the great tip, Sannie!

 

MAD LOVE

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Thanks Sannie, going to try this.

I've got a a few ideas to incorporate also, like smoke.

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Improve pictures by, #1) not photographing the plants while the grow light is on, and #2) taking the plant out of the tent and photographing it in front of the grow tent.

 

The grow tent is black. So the background does not interfere with the subject. Using flash with a non-shiny black surface behind your plants will work better than photographing them inside the tent, which is hyper-reflective.

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You can make photography as expense like you want, but there is also a another way !

 

 

This way of making pictures is low cost but can give art like pictures above avarage quality.

 

greetz sannie

Thanks and you´re right!

It´s not the camera that makes a good picture, the man/woman behind the camera makes it.

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Ok, had to give it a shot. Didn't do a bud pic, gotta find something that doesn't reflect so much light to set the bud on...

 

Here is a bayonet, not too bad for first time trying it out.

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I will keep experimenting, and maybe different colors of light.

The smoke idea didn't work so well with the long shutter speeds. Just a blur, will have to try other settings.

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Lol, of course, along with something to connect it to...

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Hey, I did it. Not too bad.

 

Sannie's Jack

 

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Here is one ne with red light for about 2 sec and led flashlight for 2 sec.

got to maybe cut the red down to just a quick flash and a bit longer with the white

 

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Enough hijacking,

Thanks for the tips Sannie

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Good to see you trying, keep on gonig !

you can also play with your whitebalance on camera to adjust the colour or do some work with a photoprogram to adjust white balance after shooting.

 

greetz sannie

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Good to see you trying, keep on donig !

you can also play with your whitebalance on camera to adjust the colour or do some work with a photoprogram to adjust white balance after shooting.

 

greetz sannie

 

I don't have a program that will allow me to edit much. My computer with photoshop crashed. I did notice using a different flashlight really pulls the color out more. As well as dimmer light for longer periods of time. I posted a couple of pics in the bud porn thread

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[I use mag lights but can also be led]

 

Many years ago as I was torturing my very first computer trying to learn the functions and what NOT to mess with, that came with a camera.

It was new to me this thing with out film in it.

So I'm trying to snap a pic, I have a mag flashlight, but I was very fumble fingered, dropped the light and broke it.

 

My grandkids gave a crappy wee LED light, from a grade school shopping area set up to help kids choose better gifts.

Everything was just a few bucks to maybe $5.00 total.

 

So I turn it on and snap a few pics, and love the way they look.

 

By chance, a timer snapped on, in another flowering box, that had a 150 hps and 70 mh as lights.

At first, as the lights are warming, they get brighter and brighter, but something about some of these buds was a bit captivating to my eye.

 

But I could not understand what it was, then it hit me. I had used the small magnet on the back of the LED and snapped it on the side of one of the metal electrical boxes I used to mount a mogul base to, and the light, even drowned out by the hps/mh glow, but had these beautiful colors was coming from the buds the LED was pointed down at!!

 

Then I realized many of the seed sellers offerings I had looked at used that same technique on purpose to bring out great colors, even in the shine!!

 

Thank you for the tips Sannie.

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Ok I'M JUSYT SEEING THIS. but my caps are consistent smdh. thx @sannie and @webbie since i haven't chose a camera yet and it's on the back burner now i will have plenty of time to go back to studying camera techniques/methods cause i know i don't know them any longer. phone camera is better now though.:)

 

i'll be going after an older model that does 1080p in video mode. has macro and zoom capabilities. and user friendly controls and features to go manual with a very good auto focus capability. . a camera that got very good to excellent ratings when they came out and stayed a top pic for a few more years at least that's my criteria. :)

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I have the Canon EOS Rebel T5. Not top of the line, but very good camera for the price? Look for the basic package, camer, 2 lenses, bag, and battery &a charger. The packages with all the other stup like tripods, lens filters etc, are higher in price. The extra gear is not high quality. For example, the tripod, it is not great and you will buy a new one after a little use. The adjustment knobs wear quickly and are a pain to release. Also aiming the camera with it can be a pain.

 

I was able to get mine about 2 years ago brand new for about $350.

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Believe you me, it takes a good camera lol When I was shooting for my antique shop, I had a nice camera with micro lens, now the camera I have will not focus on anything lol. So yea, it does take a half way decent camera, or you end up with ugly shots like I take ;)

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