*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
June 15, 2021, 03:57:31 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Donate

We Appreciate Your Support

Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 1507399
  • Total Topics: 105104
  • Online Today: 848
  • Online Ever: 1675
  • (December 28, 2020, 04:48:59 PM)
Users Online

Recent

Author Topic: Spotlight Experiment  (Read 738 times)

Offline Fitz

  • Mad Scientist
  • Posts: 717
    • The Website of Fitz
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

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Scatterbrained Genius
  • *
  • Posts: 2079
Re: Spotlight Experiment
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 06:15:15 PM »
interesting effect - thank-you for posting.