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Offline Fitz

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Spotlight Experiment
« on: April 30, 2020, 09:20:32 PM »

I thought I'd try a little experiment with photographing miniatures, using a small focusable LED torch hand-held to get a spotlight effect. The torch was very cheap; it only cost me a couple of bucks, and it runs on a single AA battery.

I used quite a small aperture (f22) to get a decent depth of field, which meant a very long exposure. Being hand-held, the light wavered about quite a bit, but that was probably a good thing as it softened the edges of the shadows cast behind the mini a bit.

I'm not unhappy with the result. It's crude, but as a proof-of-concept I think it shows promise. A second torch, further away, could be used to add a bit of fill light too, I guess.

I note that this ettin has got a bit dusty. He could do with a wash.


The mini on it's little stage


The torch I used

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: Spotlight Experiment
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 06:15:15 PM »
interesting effect - thank-you for posting.