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Posted By: dick897, 06-01-2015, 03:35 PM

As the weather was absolutely foul today, I stayed in and played with some matches.








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Wow - how did you get this look? You certainly are creative!
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Thanks purplemelon, it's fairly easy and cheap, tripod and something to hold the matches. No backdrops needed as at 1/5000th and f13 there won't be any light spill. Manual focus set, camera on manual, continuous shooting mode and hold a lighter under the matches, press shutter just before the matches light.
The 2nd and last shot are just mirror images as they looked like it would work. I thought the last kind of looked like some kind of skull. And have fun.
If you give it a go, post up what you get.
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Thanks, my first attempt needs a little more work!


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Very cool what a great idea ....
06-05-2015, 04:34 PM   #6
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Excellent, what kind of settings did you use ?
Nicely done 😊
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Thanks dick897 - I used the settings that you suggested and played around a bit! I ended up with 1/8000 and f8 although my shots do not look as sharp and bright as yours (maybe because I have the 18-55 DAL lens?) I ended up colouring a whole box of matches black as I do not have photoshop (I use C108) and kept having the match appear! Here are the best of my efforts...

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All very good shots, i dont have an 18-55 so i cant comment on that, i was using a macro lens. you could try it at f13 again as that seemed to produce the sharpest shot and just reduce the shutter speed to 1/6000 or 1/5000. For focusing i switched to manual and used live view + the info button to zoom so i could nail the focus, then out of live view to take the shots. I get through boxes of matches as well try using more than 1 match, tape a couple together for bigger flare mess around with it. I havent a clue what c108 is
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