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Stop Action Photos

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by jbuch84, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    James
    Lets see 'em, pictures of high speed motion stopped dead in it's tracks!

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    Edit: I like this post edit better

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  2. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    What model flash unit did you use?

    A while back a buddy and I did a series of a hammer smashing light bulbs. I lit it with one Vivitar 283 strobe. On its lowest power setting the duration is something like 1/40,000th of a sec.

    No special strobe trigger or anything, we just put his RZ67 on bulb, shut the light and tripped the strobe manually. We shot *ALOT* of film and Polaroids.
     
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  3. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
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    James
    thats using two Paul C. Buff Einstein flash heads, I love em :)

    That would be a cool series of pictures to see, you wouldn't happen to have any to show would you?
     
  4. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    They are b&w prints. The only ones I have left are framed. I may have a few outtake prints somewhere, that I'll scan if I do.
     
  5. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    James
    Awesome! Can't wait to see them
     
  6. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    Ah, 80's pop video!
     
  7. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    www.hiviz.com

    Just ordered this kit
    HiViz - Kits - Multi-Trigger PCB

    For anyone interested in this type of photography, this is one of the least expensive ways to get into it. The kit with the box (inc shipping) was $42
    You need to know how to solder, but they do sell completely built units for slightly higher cost. Check out all the link on their web site.
     
  8. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    James
    Wasabi, I'm browsing on my phone and that page isn't coming up like it should. What is that in the link, I'm looking forward to some "stop action" stuff from you!
     
  9. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sorry

    The link is to HiViz's web site, a company that offers a very low cost sound activated strobe controller kit (or assembled). I'm building mine now. It's an inexpensive means to taking this sort of photos.
     
  10. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    I found one old print and scanned it. The scan isn't the greatest but you get the idea.

    The pic is from like 1995 so, not m43. It amazes me that we got such good results lighting this with a single Vivitar 283 flash.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/linkedit/5641693290/" title="bulbs by 6500kelvin, on Flickr">"640" height="454" alt="bulbs"></a>
     
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  11. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    James
    Haha, that's awesome! Thanks for scanning that, I like it a lot