High Speed Photos *56k Warning*

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by DTG, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. DTG

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    So with WoW servers down I decided tonight would be a good night to test out my new Canon 350D. But being 10pm there isn't alot of interesting things to take pictures of. Time to make my own fun.

    A few years back I had knocked up a little device that flashed the flash when it heard a noise. You could also adjust the delay of the flash from the noise. With this set up I did the old water droplets photos in the garage with all the lights turned off. This while being quite fun was getting boring so I decided that breaking something was in order. Enter the krappy screw light bulbs that you buy by mistake and never use. Armed with a hammer I went to work. Below are a few of the pictures, and an overview of the set up. Any crits / comments are welcome.

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    Picture of whole setup.

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    The thing that makes it all possible. Not the ipod headphones acting as a mic :p

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    I think next time i will use a better colored bowl :(

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    Had a fairly long delay on this one (15ms) and the sinker had bounced up throught the splash.

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    The lightbulb shot. The first one i tried I had the delay on 0ms and you couldn't even see any cracks. The photo above was the flash delayed about 3-4ms after the hammer hit the bulb.
     
  2. undef

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    that's a pretty cool lil project...

    wish i could dig up the patience ( and time ) to build something like that...

    the pics came up good...
    specially the splash with the sinker and the lightbulb...
     
  3. Mred32

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    Excellent!
    Now, you need to make up a few more and set a price.
    How much :D

    Mred32
     
  4. WRC

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    Nerf shaman!

    Also, why haven't we seen any photos of that WWII-ish looking motorbike in the background? That looks like it would be a great subject for some cool photos.
     
  5. wokket

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    I second Mred, when do we get one :)

    Did you design it yourself, or base it on some plans found elsewhere?

    Love your work!!
     
  6. petal666

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    At last, a use for ipod headpones.
     
  7. WaLLLY

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    Oh i love the light bulb one... Well Done
     
  8. $qwuzzy

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    nice - looks like fun!
     
  9. wisie

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    That's pretty damn cool!

    The lightbulb one to me would probably look better on a differant angle where you can see more shades of glass going everywhere but that's probably just me.

    Nice shots though :)
     
  10. phathag

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    very cool as others have said

    is there an alterative way of taking similar photos wither that special setup?

    i read somewhere about a strobe light and such but i think you still needed a trigger.

    ps. let us know if you take more pictures with it!
     
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  11. Wacky

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    Nice work! Very imaginative.

    Can you give more info about the elctronics behind that? Dick Smith project?

    Also, as someone else mentioned...we want pics of that bike!!!
     
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    Thanks for the feed back. The flash delay kit project, but i can't for the life of me think of where it was from. I will ask my dad tonight as he built more of it then I did really so will prob remember better. But it was def from either jaycar, DSE, or silicon chip.

    I will be taking for photos with it and will actually but some better containers for the water, things getting smashed. The shoe box and bowl I used didn't really allow for many different angle because of the high edges. I was really just having a muck around last night and managed to get a couple that i liked.

    *shudder* I hate that damn bike. Its one of dads pride and joys. I will take a few shots of it, along with another bike he is restoring.

    Can anyone thing of any other things I can take photos of with this thing?
     
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    An egg getting smashed, messy but interesting.
     
  14. goodlet

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    Lots of marbles falling at once. Lots of motion to capture there.
     
  15. becubed

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    A balloon bursting, could try putting something in it first like water or glitter.
     
  16. knassy

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    the moment after a bubble gum bubble bursts would look cool. nice little setup you have going there
     
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  17. Wacky

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    Not sure if anyone else is as interested in this kit as me, but I found:

    Jaycar: Cat No. KJ8084
    DSE: Cat No. K2634

    DTG, do either of these ring a bell? I can't tell if they can adjust delay. Might have to google for a circuit diagram instead for something...
     
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    Nice....first one looks easier...hmmm...how do you hook it to your flash gun? Or would a strobe kit be the order of the day?

    I'm sure I could get my Dad to help me add in a delay controller...
     
  20. adzza

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    i think u still need a flash cord for your flash and it triggers it via that.
     

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