You know that special Mortal Kombat kick where there are, like, multiple Johnny Cages? Well, by firing a flash a bunch of times during one photo, you can create Johnny Cage kicks out of anything.
So, I've been wanting to submit a Shooting Challenge for several weeks now, but I never have the time. I decided that no matter the challenge, I would at least attempt it. Fast forward to right now, I got off of work at 11pm and I knew I was cutting it short. I was about to give up and pass out, when the creative juices started flowing. I don't have much equipment, and I had played around with long exposure shots using my iPhone 4's LED, so I decided to use it again for this. I lined up the iPhone 4 on the left side and a mirror on the right. I tied up the Hot Wheel with a string and spun it around. I then edited the photo for color and to remove the string from the image. It is now 4:30AM, and way past my bedtime haha. Enjoy
D90, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, ISO: 250, Flash: iPhone 4 LED with Flashlight app.
- Robert Morales
I took this picture with a Canon 7D on a tripod, a remote control to fire the camera and an external 580ex ii flash that I fired 3 times in my hand... one thing i notice when i saw the picture on the computer and did not showed very clear on the camera is that the lower part of my face is normal and my upper part merges with the texture of the wall, making in one point my face with texture. Canon EOS 7D, Exposición 13, f/10.0, ISO 100
- Alberto Lozano
I thought using a repeating flash to freeze the motion of a spinning coin would be a fun and easy shot for this challenge –boy was I wrong (fun, but not easy)! I sat my camera on the floor and hung a solid blue blanket from my bed as a background and started spinning. The coin was extremely hard to control and would often spin in and out of the shot –sometimes missing the camera flashes completely. Other times, the coin would spin perfectly in one spot, which just came out a shiny mess. Out of the dozens of shots I took, I thought this one captured the feel of a spinning coin best. I did a little bit of tweaking in Aperture to bring out the details in the coin. The flash fired at 5 times for a one second exposure.
The coin I used was a 1oz silver coin. It reads "Mattole Free State 2007" on one side and "Ecology Economy Culture for a Sustainable Society -10 Petols" on the other side. I don't know much else about the coin except what I read in this article. Nikon D7000, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D, ISO 125, f/16, 1.0s, Flash: 5hz
- Tim Murphy
For this week's challenge I had so many ideas after watching the tutorial from the Nikon guy, but putting it into practice is always more difficult than what the imagination sees. I used my D90 with an SB 700 - the nikon set to Repeating flash, 10 flashes @ 10 Hz - the SB700 set to remote SU mode at 1/32 power, both the on camera flas and the SB700 Snooted. Smarties droped by my wife during a 1 sec exposure at f7. Image rotated and cropped in Lightroom.
- Nils Rohwer
This challenge is a tough one without the proper equipment, but I think it came out to almost exactly what I was going for when I had the idea. Spring is almost here and it is almost time to train outside, so I figured this is the perfect challenge to show the action of a bike on a trainer. The technique was a 20" shutter speed at f/9.0. Using a remote to release the shutter (While pedaling) and having my fiance take three pictures with her point and shoot camera to get the flashes needed to freeze the pedaling.
- Seth Porter
It was a rainy Sunday afternoon...So I asked my friend to be my model for this photo contest. She had to run many times back and forth in front of my camera till we got this picture. :). Nikon D3000, 55-200mm
55mm, F/5.6, 1/2 sec, ISO 400
- Anna Albert
Given the equipment restraints of this week's challenge, we had a few less entries than usual. But I personally love that the winner used a flash app from the iPhone rather than a pricey dedicated flash. And while the iPhone probably can't generate enough light to fill a scene, it's clearly adequate for miniature work. See the full gallery below and the wallpaper-sized shots on flickr.