In a flash

In a flashI got bored after not taking any photos in a few days.

My good friend Steven Hopkins showed me a video where a guy used long exposures to capture trails of bugs at night. I tried to do something similar and failed, so I did this instead. Not nearly as interesting, but fun nonetheless. 

At first, I was trying to get a shot of just what you see around me. I thought it was a funny slice of Americana and I also liked the odd colors from the street lamp and porch light. I thought I would do a little light painting with my strobe over some long exposures. When my sister, Kerby, got tired of helping me, – or my bossiness – I had to find something else.

6 Responses to In a flash

  1. I thought you were a bolt of lightning at first. Maybe you are.

  2. zachgray says:

    Haha. I like the fact that the light didn’t really catch my legs, so it looks like I’m jumping a lot higher than I am.

  3. Pretty funky this dude, try painting your subjects from behind the camera so you dont get flares and even balanced lighting.

  4. zachgray says:

    Thanks for the advice, but my goal is rarely to get balanced lighting. And my “subject” here was me… I was holding the flash to give it this effect.

    Personally, I’m a huge fan of backlighting. That’s what’s great about photography. Not one style is necessarily best, or correct.

  5. No I agree, I wasnt criticising!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Very nice photo Zach… I’m with Stephen Hopkins, I thought you were a bolt of lightning or maybe some weird exposure thing… Very nice. I like it a lot. You are so talented…

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In a flashI got bored after not taking any photos in a few days.

My good friend Steven Hopkins showed me a video where a guy used long exposures to capture trails of bugs at night. I tried to do something similar and failed, so I did this instead. Not nearly as interesting, but fun nonetheless. 

At first, I was trying to get a shot of just what you see around me. I thought it was a funny slice of Americana and I also liked the odd colors from the street lamp and porch light. I thought I would do a little light painting with my strobe over some long exposures. When my sister, Kerby, got tired of helping me, – or my bossiness – I had to find something else.

6 Responses to In a flash

  1. I thought you were a bolt of lightning at first. Maybe you are.

  2. zachgray says:

    Haha. I like the fact that the light didn’t really catch my legs, so it looks like I’m jumping a lot higher than I am.

  3. Pretty funky this dude, try painting your subjects from behind the camera so you dont get flares and even balanced lighting.

  4. zachgray says:

    Thanks for the advice, but my goal is rarely to get balanced lighting. And my “subject” here was me… I was holding the flash to give it this effect.

    Personally, I’m a huge fan of backlighting. That’s what’s great about photography. Not one style is necessarily best, or correct.

  5. No I agree, I wasnt criticising!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Very nice photo Zach… I’m with Stephen Hopkins, I thought you were a bolt of lightning or maybe some weird exposure thing… Very nice. I like it a lot. You are so talented…

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