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Adventures with external flashes and light painting

Flash and Light Painting Featured ImageSo this weekend I got a new toy for my DSLR: a Canon 430EXII Speedlight.

Canon 430 EX II Speedlight
Canon 430 EX II Speedlight

So naturally, I had to play around with it. During this time, since I also had my grandparents basement blacked out, I took the chance to try two light painting photos, one with a light orb, and the other just for fun. Heres the results:

First Orb
First Orb

I did this with my little AAA size mag light on my key chain lanyard.

Next up is the fun with the flash. Most of these are in a mostly blacked out room, with the flash firing on ETLL mode (since I was to tired when I took them to manually set the flash power and what not) with the flash aimed at the ceiling or side wall to bounce off and pick up some color.

Dance
Dance
Superman!
Superman!
Frisbee?
Frisbee?
Ball throwing
Ball throwing
Near planking
Near planking

These next ones, I used my new remote shutter release cable. Nothing fancy right now, just an adapter for the camera and an Easter egg stuffed with two momentary contact buttons, nothing fancy yet because I haven’t had time to design and etch and program a fully featured involtometer. the light streak in my left hand is my maglight because the room was totally dark.

Kick
Kick
Second kick
Second kick
Magic
Magic

I’ll do a write up on it all later on, and after I renew my flickr pro account I’ll post them on there, until then: enjoy!