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zemlin




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Registered: March 2009
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Marble was lit with a gelled speedlight and a fiberoptic cable. Gelled, snooted speedlight did the glow in the hands. Speedlight in DIY soft box for the fill.
Date: Fri February 8, 2013 Views: 26,378
Filesize: 105.6kb, 450.9kb Dimensions: 820 x 820
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KatC
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Registered: December 2012
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Thu February 14, 2013 11:17pm

Nice work! All the more amazing when you find out it was done in-camera, and not by post-processing. How did you connect a fiber-optic cable to the speedlight, or did I mis-read that?
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zemlin

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Fri February 15, 2013 6:47am

Thank you! You read correctly. I used "mirrored" poster board to make a long, tapered cone/pyramid which was speedlight-sized at the big end and basically a point at the small end. I taped the end of the fiberoptic in the small end. At the marble end I used heat-shrink tubing to secure the fiberoptic to the back side of the marble. A yellow gel on the speedlight provided the color. The clear marble was basically a lens initially and didn't look. I took coarse sandpaper and scuffed up the back-side of the marble to create the texture you see.
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Bynx

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Mon March 18, 2013 11:59pm

After reading what you did to get this shot makes it even more impressive. Nice one Zemlin.
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zemlin

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Thu March 21, 2013 12:38pm

Thanks, Bynx!
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