Light Tracing – How To

Light Tracing – How To

March 25, 2006 By Joe Morahan

 

Light-Tracing Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

This image shows me waiting, (very still might I add) as the exposure is going on. You can see the camera right in front of my pointing straight up capturing all the action.

Shot details: f/16;  30 secs; ISO 1600
Focal Length: 15mm; EF 15mm f/2.8 Fish Eye

Camera Details: Canon EOS 20D

RAW 675X UDMA 6 Hoodman 8 GB CompactFlash Professional 500,00 Cycle Cards.

This is an off-shoot angle of the images I was working on.  This helps show what my set up was, and how it was made.  As you can see I have 2 light stands with fishing wire between then, and the object just taped to the fishing line.

Shot details: f/16;  49 secs; ISO 1600
Focal Length: 15mm; EF 15mm f/2.8 Fish Eye

Camera Details: Canon EOS 20D

RAW 675X UDMA 6 Hoodman 8 GB CompactFlash Professional 500,00 Cycle Cards.

This is a much longer exposure 92 seconds to be exact, you can see more light from the mini-mag.  The longer you wait the more passes that mini-mag will do and as you can see it started to light the top of the ball (out of camera view).  You can also see the real camera and how that is pointed straight up capturing the passing light.

Shot details: f/16;  92 secs; ISO 1600
Focal Length: 15mm; EF 15mm f/2.8 Fish Eye

Camera Details: Canon EOS 20D

RAW 675X UDMA 6 Hoodman 8 GB CompactFlash Professional 500,00 Cycle Cards.

Another angle of the light tracing behind an object.

Shot details: f/16;  49 secs; ISO 1600
Focal Length: 15mm; EF 15mm f/2.8 Fish Eye

Camera Details: Canon EOS 20D

RAW 675X UDMA 6 Hoodman 8 GB CompactFlash Professional 500,00 Cycle Cards.

 

 

This is a much longer exposure 92 seconds to be exact, you can see more light from the mini-mag.  The longer you wait the more passes that mini-mag will do and as you can see it started to light the top of the ball (out of camera view).  You can also see the real camera and how that is pointed straight up capturing the passing light.

Just another different angle.

Shot details: f/22;  30 secs; ISO 1600
Focal Length: 15mm; EF 15mm f/2.8 Fish Eye

Camera Details: Canon EOS 20D

RAW 675X UDMA 6 Hoodman 8 GB CompactFlash Professional 500,00 Cycle Cards.

Joe Morahan