Doubt by grizzlysghost

Doubt

The voices in your head may try to divert you from trying new things. Don't let them.

Single frame shot, 30-second exposure, no photo shop (no photo shop simply because I don't have a clue how to use it!) but I did adjust it with the sliders in Lightroom (contrast, etc.)

Setup: I have a studio strobe wirelessly tethered to the camera to provide the first flash, with me sitting in front, center frame. As soon as that flash popped, I jumped out of the chair and grabbed my speedlight that was already charged (manual, set to 1/8). I then positioned myself around where I thought my head was originally and popped the speedlight in my hand, toward my face. I did that three times. And that's it. Remember on your long exposures, the shutter is open, so any light will show up on the sensor. Easy peasy ;)
Cool t-shirt. And photoshop is so 2K16...
January 10th, 2017  
Very impressive work here. You couldn't have positioned your heads more perfectly than if you'd had layers to work with -- which to me still seems too complicated. I never would have thought of using speedlights like that.
January 10th, 2017  
@taffy Thanks! There are so many interesting things you can do with an open shutter :)
January 10th, 2017  
Very cool, fav
January 10th, 2017  
Clever. I couldn't do it, with or without PS, so you're doing better than me! ;-) Nicely done.
January 10th, 2017  
so so clever, and i like the tlr,
January 10th, 2017  
Love it
January 10th, 2017  
Uma
Great narrative, impressively executed!
January 10th, 2017  
Well isn't that clever?! You never fail to impress. Love the result, fav
January 10th, 2017  
Great capture
January 10th, 2017  
Well done! And thanks for the explanation. I don't have speed lights, but perhaps a regular old flashlight could do something similar. Hm.
January 10th, 2017  
Brilliant
January 11th, 2017  
Creative! Fabulously done. a fav
January 11th, 2017  
I have no idea how to use it either! Cool shot tho!
January 11th, 2017  
Fantastic shot and I admire the way you did it! My first guess was PS but I'm glad to know it's feasible without (but with lots of practice I'm sure)...
January 11th, 2017  
This is not only a stunning image but a veritable tour-de-force of photographic technique... this deserves all the Favs it can get.
January 11th, 2017  
Delightful. Love how you did this.
January 13th, 2017  
This is cool. What a great idea; thanks for the explanation on technique.
January 13th, 2017  
Impressive! Cool that it's single frame.
January 16th, 2017  
I told my husband that my next learning hurdle is external flash. I haven't bought one yet, but I think this is the year to stretch my skills. This reminds me of something similar using the panoramic feature on a phone (one shot, three poses, no photoshop). It's not good, but it worked and does the same thing, just without need of light setup (which you and Jake are doing so well--thanks for the inspiration!). https://365project.org/darylo/365/2014-08-29
January 23rd, 2017  
@squamloon wouldn't that mean someone would be the holder of the light? Ok, now I'm thinking this could work!
January 23rd, 2017  
@squamloon and duh, I could hold a flashlight!
January 23rd, 2017  
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