Monday, February 28, 2005

Sun On Fire

You will not believe this. Around an hour ago I copied my pictures from the camera to my mac. When I was done I deleted the pictures off my camera as I usually do. So then I went to check out the pictures and I couldn't find them! I did a full harddisk search and I couldn't find the pictures. I must have not dragged and dropped correctly or something because none of the pictures got copied onto my mac! I tried using the software Data Rescue but it couldn't recover anything for some reason. What was I gonna do? I needed a picture of a day. I took a quick glance around my room and couldn't find anything worth shooting and talking about so I got an idea. How about I shoot something that looks cool and then tell you how I did it? So thats what I did. The picture above was taken straight off the camera. Like all my other pictures on this site no special effects were added or photoshopped. So how was this picture taken? Its very easy and you can do it yourself. All you need is a camera where you can control the shutter speed, a dark room with no lights coming into it at all, and finally, a light source that will give out a faint light like for example a laser pen or an LED like I used. Now that you have all the items go to the room where you will shoot. Setup your camera on a table or a chair or something solid. Then make sure the camera's shutter speed is set to 10 seconds. Turn off the lights and close the door. Now go hit the Shoot button on the camera and quickly stand in-front of it and wave your light source and voilĂ ! Easy no?


Blogger daniel said...

you said that you don't photoshop your images. do you mean, only color effects, or do you also not crop them?

1:30 AM, March 01, 2005  
Blogger vanou said...

I also had a horrible experience like that once, all my picture deleted... AAHHHHRRR, I used an app called PhotoRecovery and it worked its magic...
I love your photos by the way.

2:00 AM, March 01, 2005  
Blogger Ziena said...

quite interesting i have to say!

2:07 AM, March 01, 2005  
Blogger Sou said...

I did the same thing 2 days ago!! Only i used a flash light!! I got a square, a star and some really weird squiggly lines! I'll be posting them up soon, so check'em out! :D

I love the concept of your blog, very original!

Ta ta for now! :D

2:23 AM, March 01, 2005  
Blogger Mark said...

hey daniel, i don't photoshop the images but i do do some post processing work like bump up the color saturation and play with the brightness and contrast. Stuff you could do with regular film. Cropping pictures I don't usually do, maybe I have done it once or twice in this blog so far, but I can't remember which pictures were they.

8:16 AM, March 01, 2005  
Blogger Mark said...

ah daniel, if you were wondering about this photo, no it wasnt cropped. i was delibretly trying to get the rings to come out of the bottom left corner of the picture but i wasnt able to do that since its really difficult in total darkness to know where you are in the camera. luckily though it still came out interesting having the rings take up the whole left side.

8:20 AM, March 01, 2005  
Blogger daniel said...

thanks for the info mark! had been wondering how you get these nice pics. cant get colors like that even with photoshop myself though - i guess thats what separates amateur from professional. if you don't crop usually, kudos to you for seeing the interesting part of a whole while taking the picture!

4:50 AM, March 02, 2005  
Blogger Mark said...

danielle to get the colors this way you need to get the right light source. i used a small red LED. see what you have available in the house and experiment. I took a whole bunch of shots and in the end was satisfied with this.

7:12 AM, March 02, 2005  

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