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Creature Feature

May 21, 2010

Hard, edgy lighting for a hard, edgy subject. I found this critter the other afternoon in my front yard and was able to grab a camera and a flash head before it disappeared into the shrubbery. Although it was full daylight I was able to manipulate the exposure to drive the daylight into total darkness. If you have a working understanding of the inverse square law you know that even a small light source becomes very powerful when placed in close proximity to the subject. This allows you to create a ratio where the flash can be so much brighter on the subject than the daylight is in the scene that the daylight can become nonexistent in the exposure.

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  1. Angela permalink
    May 21, 2010 12:03 pm

    Tell Sparky I said hi!

    • May 21, 2010 2:14 pm

      Funny, I actually did think about you and your buddy Sparky when I took this picture.

      (Angela kept one of of these for a pet one summer when she was a little girl and his name was Sparky.)

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