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    5 sec self-portrait

    5 sec self-portrait. Took this picture for an on-line project.
    C&C welcome
    thanks for looking.

    5 sec self-portrait
    LE52Weeks16 by RayS.C, on Flickr

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    Ray

    That is very good. I think it's easy to get this sort of thing very wrong. But you've got just the right amount of movement in proportion to the time that the shutter was open. And the light-coloured strip at the bottom of the sleeve works well to give very clear movement, along with the person's head.

    I'm sure people would find it helpful if you posted up exactly how you did it.

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    I love it...I love motion in general but when such a nice figure movement is captured in this manner, I am always quite impressed.

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    Very.
    Very.
    Awesome.

    - Bill

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    Wow, great shot.
    Did you flash continuously?

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    Very cool picture.

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    thanks to everyone's encouraging comments.
    It was lit by the modeling light of two AB800s. Camera left is an AB800 in brolly box, Camera right is an AB800 with 30 grid. set up shot here
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/40069990@N03/

    the exposure was controlled by speed of the movement and the length of time in which I hold my position.

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    Great!

    Love the movement. Love the creativity. Love that the shot is personal. Love the execution.

    Great work

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    indeed a awesome picture

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    That's motion! Cool and I wanna learn that!!

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    Super cool! What kind of martial art do you practice? I love looking at set up shots.

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    Great shot.

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    Congratulations! We can really see various steps of the movement in this picture and you almost captured your 'shout' =)
    Now I understand why some say that self-control is a key point in martial arts

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    I actually practice TKD, but knowing white uniform will not work for this shot, I picked a Kung Fu uniform. The first challenge was figuring out a movement that would fit inside the frame then was the timing for exposure. The hardiest part was to hold the last part steady for two seconds while counting and holding my mouth wide open. Thank goodness for digital! It took me over 100 shots to get one keeper.

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    Been watching Joe McNally videos on KelbyTraining.com by any chance?

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    Re: 5 sec self-portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Raycer View Post
    It took me over 100 shots to get one keeper.
    Raycer,

    Wow! That must have been quite the workout too then! I used to train TKD, sometimes I really miss it.

    - Bill

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