Opening Night Stage Fright by grizzlysghost

Opening Night Stage Fright

This is my very old Ansco Ready Set No. 1A (1925). I will be pushing a roll of re-spooled 120 through it soon on it's debut (at least for me) voyage; hence, the stage fright :)

First off... this shot did not start out this way! Like many of my camera adventures, I had something completely different in mind when I began and somehow I migrated to this point. It's all about experimentation and trying new things, right? :)

Here is how I set up this shot (short video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42toT2137uY&feature=youtu.be

On the video, you saw me demonstrate this shot in full light. Well, here is THAT image. Neither stage fright shot has been modified, they are both SOOC, not even a crop :)
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g349/GrizzlysGhost/StageFrightDemo1of1.jpg

This photo is SOOC and uncropped.
Another great video, great effect too
May 23rd, 2012  
@simon0128 Thanks Simon!
May 23rd, 2012  
That'll teach me to look properly, I only looked at the camera because it reminded me of my friends one, so I clicked on the first link, looked at the camera, then the rest of the shot! You made me jump!! haha. Cool set up Aaron ; )
May 23rd, 2012  
@lorraineb Haha, sorry about that Lorraine! :) Thanks!
May 23rd, 2012  
How will you develop the film.? I know how hard it is to get one developed here in Sydney. Great setup.
May 23rd, 2012  
@veg66 I have a very customer-friendly camera shop here who are very hands-on. I wind 120mm film onto the 116 spools (in complete darkness), then just bring the camera in to them. They go into the darkroom, respool the 120 into a developer cylinder, and return the camera; takes only a couple of minutes :) Then, they process the 120 as normal!
May 23rd, 2012  
@grizzlysghost Your so lucky...If I was to do something like that here...I'd be up for a bucket load of money. ;(
May 23rd, 2012  
This is absolutely fabulous, specially background ;-)! 10 points! Would like to see it in the theme finals! Fav!
May 23rd, 2012  
Wow, clever! Thanks for sharing the video, certainly will try sometime!
May 23rd, 2012  
Gorgeous pic...looking forward to the results
May 23rd, 2012  
impressive, looks like your clones are looking through a glass window at the camera.
May 23rd, 2012  
It's a great set-up, nice results
May 23rd, 2012  
Jim
Not sure what you're original idea would have been, but the end result is great. Such an original concept and fabulous execution. The lighting and faces in the background are perfect
May 23rd, 2012  
Beautifully done Aaron.
May 23rd, 2012  
@sassik Thank you so much Sassik!
@frida Thanks Frida, definitely do!
@swilde Thanks Sue!
@newbie Thanks Stacey! :)
May 23rd, 2012  
@digitalrn Thanks Rick!
@jcarrollphoto Thanks Jim! I just stumbled upon this actually! It started out as several cameras with a "Boxed-In" concept to highlight my old box cameras, then I checked out how it looked backlit, then I noticed I captured the flash itself in a couple of the backlit photos and it looked like stage lights, so I did some shots as if it were on a stage, then I noticed my arm was dimly highlighted in a couple of the shots so I experimented with that a little, then I moved to the other side of the target and flashed from above a couple of times, noticed my face in a couple of frames, and shot a couple more with that specifically in mind. Haha, pretty random :)
@lesphoto Thanks Leslie!
May 23rd, 2012  
Well done!!!
May 23rd, 2012  
@cornefunproject Thanks Corne!
May 23rd, 2012  
Love this for low light!
May 23rd, 2012  
@swguevin Thanks Sheila!
May 23rd, 2012  
best low key shot so far! FAV
May 23rd, 2012  
@jsw0109 Thank you so much Jeff!
May 23rd, 2012  
Wow...Fun creative effects! Now...Who is the one with the stage fright? Great title...I like it!
May 23rd, 2012  
@iimage Haha, good question Teri, thanks!
May 23rd, 2012  
You're good at this. Love this composition. ;-) Another fav.
May 23rd, 2012  
Very clever! Reminds me of the bo rap.
May 23rd, 2012  
@bankmann Thank you so much Bankmann!
@filsie65 Thanks Phil! :)
May 23rd, 2012  
Sue
Great shot Aaron & video ( now I feel intimidated, hahaha) fav'd
May 24th, 2012  
@redpants Haha, thanks Sue! :)
May 24th, 2012  
This is really cool and I love that you've shared how you did it too! Fav!
May 24th, 2012  
@aleksandra Thank you so much Aleksandra! :)
May 24th, 2012  
Excellent. Fave

Very cool tutorial as well.
May 25th, 2012  
@webfoot Thank you so much Paul! :)
May 25th, 2012  
@grizzlysghost - Cool shot.
July 6th, 2012  
@bobfoto Thanks Jason!
July 6th, 2012  
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