A couple of week or so ago, a friend said on Facebook “Just found a strobe light, anyone want it?”. I did, I got it. Thanks Mr Pilchards. I’d discovered the joys of strobography beforehand. Over the course of several years, I took thousands of photos at festivals, gigs, parties and nightclubs and used every conceivable exposure setting I could think of, with pretty much every commercial stage and effect light out there. I’d (accidentally) discovered that if you keep your shutter open for a bit whilst there’s a strobe on, you get an amazing effect:
strobeface I’d never had a go at strobograpy in a controlled environment though, so tonight I had a bit of a mess about with the donated strobe gun. Using a Nikon D70s with an 18-80 stock lens, f4.5 on around 2.5 seconds. Subject matter was mainly me, my hands and some water. Some potentially useful backgrounds and I might use one of said shots to mash it up a little, on my facebook profile. Strobeface book. I think as far as potential goes, it’s a grower.

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Strobographic, a set on Flickr.


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  1. Simon
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    Interesting! my flashgun has a strobe mode, must give it a try.

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