What a strobe!

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UPDATE: Some of these shots has now been redeveloped using Lightroom 3 beta. Just wanted to try the flickr upload function, not sure these looks any better, but contains lots more black. Previous upload was developed using Raw Developer. They’re all in full size available in my flickr account.

The other week, two of my photography students wanted to play with a home built disco strobe. A 50W light connected to a big wooden box with a car battery inside along with a mix of cables.. We turned off all light, put the camera on bulb mode (a students Nikon D60) and started shooting using a trigger.

One guy standing with the strobe controlling speed of strobe and direction – another holding something to shield the light some (barn doors), a third to hold the trigger as long as something happened in front of camera and the rest standing around waiting for their turn.

We did this for about 45minutes, continues flashing light – it was a very strange feeling to turn on the “real” light after and you could feel how much your brain had worked. Felt very very tired!. :) Almost the same feeling as going of a boat after a windy day..

So these shots of nothing serious – Jimmy, the owner of the camera uploaded some of the shots on my FTP – but unfortunately only those of me. ;)

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About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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4 Responses to What a strobe!

  1. Bob van Ooik says:

    But they are really cool. You did inspire them to try new things, super!

  2. Boothrp says:

    Fab pictures, a lot simpler than trying to do multiple exposure the traditional way. Great imagination = great art !! Just think what you could do with your Elinchrom Quadra on a dark night outside …..

    • hehe, did with quadra outside. Actually when Bob and Olga visited us a couple of weeks ago we did a shoot for a local hip-hop star and that image was made using the led light and with long exposure. Camera on tripod, Olga running around with the light. She’s really good with painting in air. :)

      Will show one of those shots when I know those Hip-Hoppers think it’s ok. :)

  3. Carl:
    What impressions of Lightroom 3? I am also trying the BETA. I keep looking for alternatives to SPP but so far at least I’m not loving the colors from Lightroom 3.

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