Mini Maglite?

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    Ok So i have a mini maglite, and would LOVE to see what i can do with it for effect. Ive seen it used before , but am trying to see if there is any suggested settings i should use. Id be shooting in Manual on an XTI with kit lens. the room would be completely dark except for the maglight on mu subject.
     
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    I've heard of a technique where if the room is dark enough and you're wearing all black you can move the light around to get an abstract-ish kind of shot. Not sure if that's what you're going for. I've never tried it though so I can't really provide more info than that idea.
     
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    The picture at the end of that video was sweet, I can't wait to try that.
     
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    Wow thats so much better than my attempt LOL Ilove how you can see her clearly too
     
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    although that picture was sweet. I was talking more of spotlighting with only a mini mag...
     
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    i was just trying what has been done in the picture and all the picture i took trying shutter speeds of 3 seconds to 15 seconds and all apertures came out almost bright white all over the image
     
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    The process is the same.... you don't have to have the flash at the end of the exposure.
     
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    More information will be needed to figure out what went wrong. Playing with shutter speeds and apertures isn't the whole story... you still need an appropriate exposure. If you see all white, my guess is that your are way over exposing.
     
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    Long shutter captures the light dragging and a little of the model's motion blur. It is the flash at the end of the exposure that captures the model's final position clearly.

    yes... there's a lot of fun with slow exposures and handheld lights. You can literally "paint" in the areas to be exposed. This is one way to tell the story of motion...
     
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    figured it out

    had my ISO too high

    [​IMG]
     
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    i thought this is what was trying to be achieve.....got lost with the video thing haha

    but sounds interesting, this has been on my to-do list for a long time
     

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