I love how simple it is to take a picture on the iPhone and then edit it in “camera”. Fun stuff. So fast and easy. I just wish I could upload a picture onto WordPress on it. Light by flashlight. Contrast increased through Mobile Photoshop.
This could’ve turned out much better. Lighting from the side should give the surface more detail and texture, which there was more of but the shadow from the weight wasn’t as harsh as I expected and there’s not too contrast dispite the distance from the wall to the weight.
EXIF: ƒ/4 1/30th ISO400
The smallest light I have: 189 lumens. Runs off a CR123 battery. Shooting at 1/2000th of a second is amazing. Especially for constant light. The few times I can actually shoot at 1/2000th is in direct sunlight with a large aperture. Now if this is the smallest light… Imagine the biggest. 😀
Exif:ƒ/2.0 1/2000 ISO 200
Reflector shot. 0.2 lumens. Trust me. It may not sound like a lot, but with night vision, this lights up a room. I mean, just look at the EXIF. No joke. This is bright.
EXIF:ƒ/4.0 1/2000 ISO80
Wheee. I love light. Don’t you? It was pretty hard getting a good angle on this shot since the torch was so low to the table. Wish I could’ve taken a pure black background. O well. Guess that’s tomorrow’s shot.
EXIF: ƒ/2.0 1/100th ISO 400
No.. This isn’t a ringlight flash. It’s actually a flashlight. Recently, Strobist talks about combining a tripod and a long exposure to bring up the ambient light instead of using flash to light everything up. I used a flashlight for this circle of light. I can bounce the light off the ceiling and I can clearly see everything in my room. No ambient light at all. In another example of how bright this is: if I cover the flashlight with my hand, I can see the major veins that run through my hand. Flashlights can also be used as a source, for key or for fill. The light was from a Fenix PD30 and this thing is BRIGHT. I can see down a football field with this kind of power. Point is, your light doesn’t have to come from a top of the line SB-900 or 580MK2. Use whatever you have on your body instead of wishing you had an extra flash and regretting later about the picture. In fact, as a general rule, try keeping a flashlight on you. It might even save your life in an emergency situation.
EXIF: ƒ/2.0 1/50 ISO 80 (See? BRIGHT.)